Cajun Area Agency on Aging, Inc., the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs, and the Department of Health and Hospitals formed a partnership to establish an Aging and Disabled Adults Resource Center. The Center will offer a “one-stop-shop” for public and private programs at the community level that will help individuals make informed decisions about their service and support options. It will also serve as an access point to the long-term service and support system.
The purpose of the Center will be to provide better coordination and/or redesign the existing systems of information, assistance, and access, which currently involve multiple federal, state and local programs. The impact of the Center on the current system will be to increase utilization of existing alternative services. It is also expected that as awareness of community options increases, consumer demand for services will influence long-term care funding decisions.