1. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers for the purpose of seeking a social service agency to provide Elderly Protective Services (EPS) services to vulnerable seniors who are 60+ in the Baton Rouge Region. This region consists of eleven (11) parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. The selected agency will receive reports from family, healthcare providers, and the general public regarding seniors who have been abused, neglected and or exploited. These reports will be investigated, assessed, and a customized intervention and monitoring plan will establish to resolve or stabilize the situation. The EPS Contractor will also be involved in locating alternative living arrangements if the senior is unable to remain in his/her own home. The EPS Contractor will work with district attorneys or EPS attorneys when the problem cannot be remedied by extrajudicial
means, or when civil court action is needed.
2. A contract is necessary to operate the regional Elderly Protective Services Program in the Baton Rouge region under the supervision and direction of, and with technical assistance from, OAAS.
Contractor will be required to follow program policy, procedures, forms, and instructions developed by OAAS and to operate according to the terms of the contract.
This week, the Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health awarded $3 million to the Waterworks District No. 3 of Beauregard Parish through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The loan will help the system improve and update the community's drinking water system.
The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time, but a crook can ruin it for you. It's also a time to consider personal safety when out doing holiday shopping. The Lafayette and Acadia Parish Sheriff's Departments are teaming up with the Acadiana Medical Reserve Corps and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to offer two separate courses to help residents protect themselves this holiday season.
Hurricane Katrina struck the US Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, causing unprecedented damage to numerous communities in Louisiana and Mississippi. Our objectives were to verify, document, and characterize Katrina-related mortality in Louisiana and help identify strategies to reduce mortality in future disasters.
The complete results of a new door-to-door survey of people living in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes are now available online at www.popest.org.
For the next two days, nurses from around the area will practice fundamentals to care for Louisiana’s chronically ill residents in a disaster situation.