State of LA / Region VI / Elderly Protective Services

Address

EPS Region 6
975 Pinecrest Drive
Pineville, LA 71361

(800) 898-4910

http://goea.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=5&pnid=2&nid=16

Date of Official Change:

April 15, 2015

AKA:

Elderly Protective Services

Description:

Elderly Protective services (EPS) is A Safety Net for those who cannot protect themselves: EPS is the program administered by the State of Louisiana with regional offices that respond to reports of suspected abuse or neglect against persons aged 60 and older.

What is elder abuse?
Louisiana law (R.S. 14:403.2, 15:1501 et.seq.) protects adults aged 60 or older from acts or omissions which result in physical or emotional abuse and neglect, inflicted by caregivers and from self-neglect by an individual. Louisiana law also protects seniors from acts of financial exploitation and extortion.What are some signs of elder abuse? Individuals may mail questions or request information regarding abuse here: !€¢ Physical actions, such as pushing, hitting, restraining an elder;!€¢ Emotional and verbal intimidation, such as screaming, threatening, insulting an elder;!€¢ Withdrawal or isolation by an elder;!€¢ Sexual exploitation, involving an elder in any act or situation that is sexual in nature without their consent;!€¢ Neglect, such as withholding of medicine, medical care, food, personal care, utilities, or daily necessities, or overmedication, or self-neglect; !€¢ Financial extortion or exploitation, such as theft or misuse of money, property or the possessions of the elder.

Who should contact the people at EPS?
Physicians, medical interns, dentists, nurses, social workers, family counselors, police officers, licensed psychologists, coroners, registered podiatrists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, probation officers, financial directors, bank tellers, family members, friends...any one who has reasonable cause to believe an adult aged 60 or older is being abused or neglected by a caregiver or by self-inflicted acts should contact the EPS office.

Elderly Protectives Hotline: 1-800-898-4910

Hours:

7:30am-4pm Monday-Friday
24/7 Elderly Protectives Hotline: 1-800-898-4910

Intake Process:

Trained EPS staff screens all reports /If a report does not meet criteria for services or is ineligible, the case is referred to alternative community services and resources for action

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

60 years of age and older - Eligible cases of abuse or neglect are investigated by EPS program staff, who intervene when and where appropriate, and prepare a plan of resolution utilizing community resources/ If a report does not meet criteria for services or is ineligible, the case is referred to alternative community services and resources for action

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

April 15, 2015

Year Incorporated:

1993

Address Listings

Mailing

EPS Region 6
975 Pinecrest Drive
Pineville, LA 71361

Physical (Primary)

EPS Region 6
975 Pinecrest Drive
Pineville, LA 71361

Contacts

Hotline

Primary Contact

to report adult/elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation

(800) 898-4910

Available Staff

(318) 641-3698

Phone Numbers

Hotline to report adult/elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation

(800) 898-4910

Hotline to report a nursing home or group home

(800) 810-1819

Region 6 Fax

(318) 641-2117

Region 6 Office

(318) 641-3698

Legal Status:

State

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                    • Avoyelles County
                      • Catahoula County
                        • Concordia County
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                            • La Salle County
                              • Rapides County
                                • Vernon County
                                  • Winn County
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