Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Medicaid Long-Term Care ServicesLouisiana's Medicaid Program provides payment for special long-term care support services, as well as full Medicaid health coverage, to eligible people who, because of their medical conditions, require assistance with activities of daily living (for example, eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, and transferring). Long-term care supports may be provided either in a facility or in an individual's own home or in the community. 

Louisiana's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), or waiver, programs include:

which are administered through the DHH Office of Aging & Adult Services. Click here for more information on these programs. Other waiver programs include:

which are administered through the DHH Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. Click here for more information on these programs.

Individuals who are Medicaid eligible can now receive Personal Care Services in their homes even without being in one of the waiver service programs. Contact the DHH Office of Aging & Adult Services to inquire about these services.

Apply Now for Medicaid Long-Term Care Services

To begin the application process for long-term facility care or for more information about Home and Community-Based Services, call us toll free at 1.877.456.1146 (TDD 1.877.456.1172) Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central Time. Click here for a list of Medicaid offices.

You may also download and print an application

Long-Term Care Resources

Medicaid Rate & Audit

The Medicaid Rate & Audit Section manages annual reimbursements under various long term care reimbursement methodologies for Medicaid recipients receiving long-term care services in nursing facilities and adult day health care facilities. Learn more about this Medicaid office.