Program Authorization: R.S. 29:381 et seq.
The mission of the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home is to provide medical care, domiciliary and nursing home and domiciliary care to disabled and homeless Louisiana veterans.
The goal of the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home program is to provide quality and caring nursing home and domiciliary care to disabled, medically needy, physically needy, mentally needy and homeless Louisiana veterans in an effort of returning the veterans 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 facility was completed in August 1996 and is undergoing a phase-in opening during the period from November 1996 through June 1997.
The Northeast 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, Northeast Louisiana War Veterans' Home will restore disabled veterans to the highest level of physical and mental capacity and provide 70 alcohol/drug abuse, repression, or post-traumatic stress disorder group meetings.
1 Meetings held outside of Louisiana War Veterans' Home.
2 Meetings held at Louisiana War Veterans' Home.
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
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 89.7% of the total request ($5,586,962) 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.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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