HEALTHCARE

Seniors


New Orleans Council on Agingimage

The NCOA is responsible for seeing that a comprehensive and coordinated assortment of social, recreational, educational, employment and nutritional services are make available for all persons aged 60 and over in the City of New Orleans&#46 Find out about services the agency provides by visiting the website or calling 504-821-4121&#46

Jefferson Council on Aging: Aging & Disability Resource Centerimage

The Aging and Disability Resource Center is the central place for person to person assistance and counseling to help make the best, most informed decisions and choices for good, healthy living. moreIf you need help, call (504) 888-5880 or, for those caregivers living out of state, call toll free at (800) 635-1437less

Senior Resource Guideimage

This directory of services for senior citizens covers the Greater New Orleans area and the entire Northshore (as well as several other cities around the country). moreIt includes more than 60 categories of information on senior housing, healthcare, activities, and more.Find information online or call the referral Line at 1-800-955-8510 to get a free, printed copy.The directory is updated twice a year. less

Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Networkimage

LATAN is a statewide, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing access to Assistive Technology and equipment to Louisianians of all ages with disabilities through its programs and services. moreLATAN provides Device Demonstrations for a more informed choice; access to free or low-cost, previously owned equipment and devices through its online and telephone accessible database called The AT Marketplace; applications for Alternative Financial Loans for the purchase of AT; access to low-cost, refurbished desktop computers (Computer ReUse Program), a website resource page full of AT and disability information; its “GREAT Possibilities” newsletter; and its Information & Assistance Program.For more information, call (800) 270-6185 (Voice/TTY), toll-free in LA, or (225) 925-9500 (Voice/TTY), or visit the website at www.latan.org. less

Shared Housing of New Orleansimage

The Shared Housing of New Orleans program matches people seeking places to live with homeowners who do not want to move to nursing homes and need companions. moreVisit the website or call (504) 896-2575less

Catholic Charities PACE Center of Greater New Orleansimage

The PACE Center of Greater New Orleans at St&#46 Cecilia in the Bywater offers day time entertainment and activities, meals, healthcare, dentistry and other benefits for seniors. moreFor more information about PACE and eligibility, go to the website or call Aziza Landrum at (504) 945-1531. less

Louisiana Spirit’s directory of free and low-cost resources and services listed by parishimage

Find information for recovery and urgent needs resources such as free food and clothing, healthcare, senior services, and shelters is available on the Louisiana Spirit website&#46 Visit the website to choose a parish and access a list of resources in that area&#46

Louisiana Spirit also has a toll free number with crisis counselors that can make over-the-phone referrals for services and counseling help&#46 Call 1-800-273-8255&#46

The Advocacy Center Louisianaimage

The Advocacy Center offers services to seniors and people with disabilities. moreServices include legal representation, information and referral, and outreach.Call (504) 522-2337 or (800) 960-7705less

NeedyMeds.comimage

NeedyMeds&#46com is an online resource for information on prescription assistance programs. On this site you can find applications for discount programs, or free medication programs, and other programs that help with prescription costs.

Partnership for Prescription Assistanceimage

If you don’t have prescription coverage and can’t afford your prescriptions, Partnership for Prescription Assistance can help you pay for them. moreVisit their website at www.pparx.org or call 1-888-477-2669.A trained specialist will help you apply. less

LouisianaAnswers.comimage

Louisiana Answers is designed to assist senior citizens and persons with disabilities in locating supportive services and resources. moreUse this website to find information about Louisiana’s in-home and community-based services or call the referral and assistance line at 1-800-738-2256less