The New Orleans Council on Aging (NOCOA) exists to protect the rights, promote the well being, and enhance the self-esteem of New Orleans elderly by generating opportunities for self-reliance and independence.

The New Orleans Council on Aging is a private, non-profit corporation which serves as the Area Agency on Aging for Orleans Parish. The agency is responsible for insuring that a comprehensive and coordinated assortment of social, recreational, educational, and nutritional services are provided to persons aged 60 and over in the City of New Orleans.

For questions about services provided by the New Orleans Council on Aging and other agencies, call 504-821-4121 or email us at administration@nocoa.org.

The New Orleans Council on Aging (NOCOA) is not a department of the City of New Orleans.

Glossary of Acronyms

AAA - Area Agency on Aging, also referred to as Area Agency

ADRC - Aging and Disability Resource Center

ALF - Assisted Living Facility

ADI - Alzheimer's Disease Initiative

AOA - Administration on Aging within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

EDA - Elderly and Disabled Waiver

GOEA - Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs

HHS - United States Department of Health and Human Services.

ICP - Institutional Care Program

OAA - Older Americans Act.

LPCS - Long-term Personal Care Services

PSA - Planning and Service Area

SSI - Supplemental Security Income Program



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The Homemaker Program provides light home maintenance tasks for elderly individuals 60 years of age or older in their own homes. These tasks include: housekeeping, laundry, and other chores essential to helping the elderly remain in their home. These services are designed to help the elderly maintain, strengthen, and safeguard their personal, physical functioning.

Once an individual is enrolled in the homemaker program, except for those needing temporary assistance, they can be served in perpetuity unless they withdraw from the program, or in the case of death. Approximately two-thirds of current recipients would probably have to go into nursing homes without this type of assistance with housekeeping tasks.

Any person 60 years of age or older living in Orleans Parish is eligible to apply to the homemaker program. Currently a waiting list exists for services.

Prioritized Client Selection Is Based Upon:

1) The Physical Condition of the Individual

2) The Age of the Individual
3) The Condition of the Home
4) The Area of the City where the Individual Lives