Programs

Services offered by the Capital Agency on Aging include:

Legal Assistance

Legal advice, counseling, and representation provided by professional legal service corporations.

Legal Assistance Information »

Wellness

Services to maintain and/or improve mental and physical well being (exercise, health screenings, medication management education, nutrition education, socialization and recreation).

Telephoning

Telephone calls to check on older persons.

Caregiver Support

Supportive services (respite care, personal care, sitter services) for family caregivers of older persons..

Personal Care

Non-medical assistance with transferring, bathing, dressing, eating and toileting for disabled elderly with no other means of support.

Homemaker

Provides assistance with light housework, shopping or paying bills.

Transportation

Provides transportation to places such as senior centers, medical appointments and social service agencies.

Congregate Meals

Nutritionally balanced meals served in community settings.

Home Delivered Meals

Nutritionally balanced meals delivered to homebound frail or disabled elderly.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The purpose of the Senior Community Service Employment Program is to help older workers obtain part-time temporary on the job training if they meet specific requirements listed below.

  • Fifty-five years of age or older
  • Must not exceed low income limits
  • Physically and mentally capable of employment
  • Must reside in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pt. Coupee, Tangipahoa, Washington, or  West Baton Rouge
  • Must work twenty hours per week and earn no more than minimum wage.

Qualified applicants are counseled, pre-screened and placed in job categories according to their specific employment objectives. Applicants work in a variety of non-profit or public organizations at no cost to the organizations/businesses.

Organizations/businesses benefit by being able to obtain reliable, dependable and mature workers who have their wages reimbursed during the training period.

Prescription Drug Assistance (SenioRx)

seniorx-smallThe SenioRx Program connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Click here for more information.

Utility Assistance

Provides short-term assistance to low-income elderly who meet eligibility and have Entergy Utilities.

All services not available in every parish. Please see the Services by Parish page for detailed information for your parish.