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Program A: Louisiana War Veterans Home

Program Authorization: R.S. 29:381 et seq.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Louisiana War Veterans Home is to provide medical care, domiciliary and nursing home care to veterans.

The goal of the Louisiana War Veterans Home program is to provide the best available domiciliary and nursing home care to disabled and homeless Louisiana veterans in an effort of returning the veteran to the highest physical and mental capacity.

This program was instituted in recognition of the growing long-term health care needs of increasing numbers of Louisiana veterans who are disabled by age or disease or are otherwise incapable of caring for themselves.

The Louisiana War Veterans Home consists of two activities: Administrative and Patient Care.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

No key performance information for this program was provided.

1. In FY 1998-99, Louisiana War Veterans' Home will restore disabled veterans to the highest level of physical and mental capacity and provide 180 alcohol/drug abuse, repression, or post-traumatic stress disorder group meetings.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with state general fund, fees and self-generated revenues and federal funds. Fees and self-generated revenues are derived from the residents' ability to pay for part of their care and from employees and visitors purchasing meal tickets. Federal funds are derived from the Veterans Administration for patient care days based on a reimbursement rate of $16.13 per day for domiciliary care and $39.74 per day for nursing care.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$875,795

$5,744,555

163

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$875,795

$5,744,555

163

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$64,710

$64,710

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: +$64,710)

$66,245

$66,245

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$80,965

$80,965

0

 

1998-'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($116,670)

($116,670)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($20,277)

($20,277)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$4,970

$4,970

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

($37,679)

($37,679)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$5,589

$18,629

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$344,925

$344,925

0

 

Provider based fees to be paid to the Department of Health and Hospitals on the number of occupied beds

 

 

 

 

 

$1,268,573

$6,150,373

163

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$392,778

$405,818

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 107.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 89.9% of the total request ($6,863,770) for this program. The net increase over existing operating budget in this program is primarily due to the provider based fees assessed by the Department of Health and Hospitals on the number of occupied beds.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$51,426

 

Medical services for full-time coverage in the absence of a full-time staff physician

$66,600

 

Other Professional Services to include a part-time pharmacist, chaplain, barber, master social worker and physical therapist

 

 

 

$118,026

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$344,925

 

Provider based fees to be paid to the Department of Health and Hospitals on the number of occupied beds

 

 

 

$344,925

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$35,500

 

Villa Feliciana Geriatric Hospital for laboratory and x-ray procedures

$60,336

 

East Louisiana State Hospital for various services including medical laboratory, laundry, etc.

$27,570

 

Department of Civil Service and Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) and Office of Uniform Payroll System

 

 

 

$123,406

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$80,000

 

Repairs and replacement of outdated and deteriorated equipment

 

 

 

$80,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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