Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Aging and Adult Services

About Office of Aging and Adult Services

The Office of Aging and Adult Services (OAAS) was formed within the Department of Health as a healthcare reform initiative, bringing together all of the long-term care programs that serve senior citizens and people with adult-onset disabilities.

The Office of Aging and Adult Services aims to develop, provide and enhance services that offer meaningful choices for people in need of long-term care. The office is committed to developing a long-term care system that provides choice, ensures quality, meets the needs of consumers and caregivers, and does so in a fiscally responsible manner.

Click here for the OAAS Services Brochure.


The Office of Aging and Adult Services (OAAS) administers home and community based long-term care services (HCBS) through various waiver and state plan programs for individuals who are elderly or have disabilities, assisting them to remain in their homes and in the community. The intent of these HCBS programs is to provide services and supports that are not otherwise available and that assist an individual to remain in or return to the community. These programs do not individually or in combination provide 24-hour-per-day supports. This means that in many cases it may be necessary and desirable for individuals to use other paid and unpaid supports at their disposal. Learn more here.

Adult Protective Services (APS) is responsible for investigating reports and arranging for services to protect vulnerable adults ages 18-59 and emancipated minors who are at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation or extortion. Learn more here.

Nursing Facilities

A nursing facility provides 24-hour care for rehabilitative, restorative and ongoing skilled-nursing care to patients or residents in need of assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting and eating. Learn more here.

My Place Louisiana (My Place) is the state’s program for the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration, designed to help states try new ways of delivering Medicaid services. The demonstration program is designed to help people to move or “transition” from an institution into home- and community-based living settings, such as a home or apartment. Learn more here.

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) coordinates and provides all needed preventive, primary health, acute and long term care services so that older adults can continue living in the community while enhancing their quality of life. This program provides
services across all care settings on a 24 hour basis each day of the year. Learn more here.

The Louisiana Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program links affordable rental housing with voluntary, flexible, and individualized services to people with severe and complex disabilities, enabling them to live successfully in the community. Learn more here.

Source: Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Aging and Adult Services

Updated 11/2/2022