706 Bearkat Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 741-8302

Our Services

Congregate Meals (Site Meals) - Provides to an eligible client or other eligible participant at a nutrition site, senior center or some other congregate setting, a meal which: complies with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (published by the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture. Must have current assessment on file.

  • Contributions are accepted at each Meal Site to support individual program. Suggested client contribution for Congregate Meal is $2.00 per meal. 

Home Delivered Meals  - Provides one meal a day to an eligible client or other eligible participant at the client’s place of residence, a meal which: complies with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (published by the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture. Must have current assessment on file.

  • Contributions are accepted for home delivered meals to support individual program. Suggested client contribution for home delivered meals is $2.00 per meal. 
  • Priority is given to clients with no support available to them and based on their assessment score.

Homemaker - Provide assistance to persons with the inability to perform one or more of the following instrumental activities of daily living: preparing meals, shopping for personal items, managing money, using the telephone or doing light housework. Must have current assessment on file.

  • Contributions are accepted at time of service. Suggested Contribution is $3.00 a visit.
  •  Priority is given to clients with no support available to them and based on their assessment score.

 Information and Assistance - A service for older individuals that:

  • provides the individuals with current information on opportunities and services available to the individuals within their communities, including information relating to assistive technology;
  • assesses the problems and capacities of the individuals;
  •   links the individuals to the opportunities and services that are available; and, to the maximum extent practicable, ensures that the individuals receive the services needed by the individuals, and are aware of the opportunities available to the individuals, establishing adequate follow-up procedures.

Legal Assistance - Provision of legal advice, counseling and representation by an attorney or other person acting under the supervision of an attorney.

  • Attorney visits at each site (check schedule or call for date).
  • Clients may also call Legal Aid of North Louisiana (318) 222-7186 or (800) 826-9265. LANL

Nutrition Education - A program to promote better health by providing accurate and culturally sensitive nutrition, physical fitness, or health (as it relates to nutrition) information and instruction to participants or participants and caregivers in a group or individual setting overseen by a dietitian or individual of comparable expertise. Must have current assessment on file.

Outreach - Interventions initiated by an agency or organization for the purpose of identifying potential clients (or their caregivers) and encouraging their use of existing services and benefits.

Transportation - Provision of a means of going from one location to another. Must have current assessment on file.

  • Non-Medicaid Medicals (available throughout Bossier Parish) – medical appointments, dialysis and therapy. Client must call ahead and reserve space, please give at least 7 day notice. $5.00 each way or $10.00 round trip.
  •  Grocery Shopping-shopping assistant not provided (available in Bossier City, Benton & Plain Dealing) – Suggested contribution - $3.00
  • Senior Center/Congregate Meal Pickup - Pick up available at clients home (available in Bossier City, Benton & Plain Dealing). Client must call ahead and reserve space. Suggested client contribution is $3.00 per trip.
  •  Activity Outings – transportation provided for outings coordinated by sites. Client must reserve space with Activity Director/Site Director. Suggested client contribution will vary based on outing.
  •  Barksdale Air Force Base (Commissary/Base Exchange) – Available in Bossier City only. Pick up available at clients home and to store (shopping assistance not provided-must have BAFB ID). Client must call ahead and reserve space. Suggested client contribution is $3.00 per trip.

o   This service is also available to individuals residing in senior apartments and/or assisted living facilities.

Material Aid - Issuing assistive devices and other goods, e.g., Walkers, wheelchairs, fans, commodities, personal hygiene items. Must have current assessment on file.

Medical Alert – Referral to a life alert call system that provides a nominal discount.

Public Education - Basic, remedial, or continuing education services to assist individuals to acquire knowledge about services and/or skills suited to their own needs and/or caregiving role and needs. 

Recreation - Providing individual and group activities that promote social interaction and well-being. Must have current assessment on file.

  •  Arts and Crafts, Choir practice, Bean Bag Baseball, Line dance classes, Bingo.
  • Cards, dominoes and puzzles are available at any time.
  • Dances every Thursday night with a live band (non-smoking environment). $6.00 cover charge per person.

Personal Care:   Providing personal assistance to aide the senior in performing one or more of the following activities of daily living: eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, transferring in and out of bed/chair, or walking. And can assist with preparing a small/light meal for senior.

 

Wellness - Activities designed to provide services which will support and/or improve the older persons mental and/or physical well-being, e.g., exercise/physical fitness, health screening.

  • Exercise equipment available for use at your discretion at senior centers.
  • Aerobic and low impact chair aerobic exercise is available 3 times a week.
    • Water aerobics available in the summer.
    •  Zumba classes available to the public (seniors can attend for no cost with current assessment on file.)

NFCSP Public Education – Basic, remedial, or continuing education services to assist individuals to acquire knowledge about services and/or skills suited to their needs and/or caregiving role and needs.  This service is in a group setting.  It includes contacts with several current or potential clients/caregivers.  Examples of activities that qualify as this service are providing educational seminars or the lending or showing of educational tapes, and distributing brochures.

NFCSP Information & Assistance - A service for older individuals or their caregivers that

  • provides the individuals with current information on opportunities and services available to the individuals within their communities, including information relating to assistive technology;
  • assesses the problems and capacities of the individuals;
  • links the individuals to the opportunities and services that are available; and
  • to the maximum extent practicable, ensures that the individuals receive the services needed by the individuals, by establishing adequate follow-up procedures
NFCSP Outreach – Interventions initiated by an agency or organization for the purpose of identifying potential clients or their caregivers and encouraging their use of existing services and benefits.

 

NFCSP In-Home Respite - Personal care services provided in the home of the qualifying individual in order to provide a brief period of rest for the client.

 

NFCSP Material Aid – Issuing assistive devices and other goods, e.g., walkers, wheelchairs, fans, commodities, personal hygiene items.

Support Groups - A group of people who meet together for fellowship and to share their experiences, strengths, hopes and difficulties with each other so that they may solve common problems and help fellow caregivers. Bearkat Site is available to host and sponsor groups that focus on senior needs/issues. Contact us for more information.