We offer a variety of senior center and home-based services, as well as Title III-E Program respite and personal sitter services. All of our programs are geared towards improving the quality of life and access to community resources for all seniors within St. Mary Parish.
This is a list of general services offered by the St. Mary Council on Aging. Please contact our main offices or one of our senior centers for more information
Initial Contact is made in order to identify clients and encourage the use of existing services and benefits. Client’s services are update and re-assessed yearly.
This is an on-going service to determine the needs of clients and then to provide current information on services provided by SMCOA agency. Clients are linked to those opportunities and follow up procedures are established.
Personal Emergency Response Systems are available through Acadian on Call at a reduce cost to SMCOA clients.
Both Congregate and Home Delivered meals are available each weekday to those who qualify. Meals are Nutrition counseling is available for clients and their families as well.
SMCOA operates a non-emergency transportation service. Clients are asked to call at least _____ days before an appointment to request transportation. Requests should be made by 12 noon the day before. The transportation driver will make every effort to accommodate the request but SMCOA cannot guarantee availability.
Those who qualify may be transported to medical appointments, some personal errands, and nutrition sites. Clients should be ready (___ minutes or 1 hour) before their scheduled appointment
Passengers must wear seat belts at all times. They must remain seated until the van comes to a complete stop and the driver gives instructions to de-board.
Passengers are not allowed to eat, drink or smoke on SMCOA vans
If a client must cancel their reservation, they are asked to notify SMCOA as soon as possible.
This is a list of home bound services offered by the St. Mary Council on Aging. Please contact our main offices or one of our senior centers for more information
A supervised homemaker aide may be provided to perform light housekeeping duties
Nutritionally based meals provided each weekday to clients who cannot leave their homes or prepare meals for themselves. Each household has to meet criteria to qualify for home delivered meals.
This is a list of Title III-E Program services offered by the St. Mary Council on Aging. Please contact our main offices or one of our senior centers for more information on eligibility.
Personal Care Services are provided in the home of the qualifying client in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest for the caregiver. This service may be provided for periods of two or four hours.
Personal assistance, and/or supervision is provided in the home qualifying client to help the client or the caregiver. This service may be provided for periods of two hours.