The Baton Rouge Clinic in Prairieville is now open! To learn more and schedule an appointment, click here.

Since opening our doors in 1946, The Baton Rouge Clinic has grown from 4 doctors to over 200 providers with 20 different specialties. The Clinic has been providing the highest quality of healthcare driven by the ongoing advancements in medicine, technology, and research to ensure that our community has access to the best care possible.

As the only physician group in Louisiana to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, our physicians can work directly with Mayo Clinic’s world class experts, collaborating, and putting the needs of our patients first at no additional cost.

We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality healthcare services for the entire family — infants to geriatrics. From everyday healthcare needs to highly specialized medical services, we have everything you need to keep you happy and healthy, including:

    • 45 adult primary care providers trained in helping geriatric patients
    • Wheelchairs available
    • Patient care coordinator located in the lobby of our main clinic to help answer questions & schedule appointments
    • Full-service Lab & Radiology department, allowing patients to get bloodwork and tests done in one place
    • Over 20 specialties
    • Over 50 hospital & long-term care providers
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We are here to help during every stage of life and are committed to offering and sharing our knowledge on services and resources available in our community.

Agencies to Help Seniors

  • Council on Aging

    The East Baton Rouge Council of Aging (EBRCOA) consists of a team of expert Care Managers and Social Workers that are available to answer any questions, conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs, make recommendations for the most suitable services, and connect you with other resources through their affiliations and community partners.

     Visit Ebrcoa’s website  965 North 18th Street | Baton Rouge, LA 70802  (225) 923-8000

    Information & Assistance Services Include:
              • Comprehensive Assessments (in-home/on-site)
              • Distribution of Donated Medical Supplies/Equipment
              • Utility Bill Assistance (Electricity) – Entergy seasonal distribution of fans, air conditioners & blankets
              • Assistance with Legal Concerns Through Legal Services
              • Medicaid Applications
              • Care Management
              • Insurance Counseling
              • Informational Program (SHIIP)
    Services Available Through East Baton Rouge Council On Aging:
              • Housing
              • Material Aid
              • Incontinence Supplies
              • Nutritional Supplements
              • Senior Activity Centers
              • Food Pantry
              • Meals on Wheels
              • Housing Referrals
              • Home Repair Referrals
  • Elderly Protective Services (EPS)

    This organization is responsible for investigating reports of elders aged 60 and above who are at risk due to abuse, neglect, exploitation and extortion.

    toll-free number: 1-833-577-6532

    To Report Abuse Call: 1-844-945-2377
  • Capital Area Agency on Aging (CAAA)

    VISIT CAAA’S WEBSITE

    The CAAA’s mission is to advocate and provide services to enhance the quality of life for aging adults.

    Programs & Services:
    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
                  • Is a “one-stop-shop” for resources to access information about public and private programs at the community level.
                  • Personal counselors help seniors and their caregivers find the resources available to them so they can make informed decisions about life style options.
            • SenioRX
                • Assist with linking qualifying senior citizens to prescription assistance programs. Learn more on “Food Assistance Services” section
            • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
                • Helps with on the job training opportunities for workers who are over the age of 55.
            • Wellness Programs
                • Wellness programs to help you get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, reduce fall risk factors, and more
    Caregiver Respite
                • Offering caregiver and sitter services to qualified individuals in various parishes.
  • Louisiana Department of Health

    Visit Louisiana Department of Health’s Website

    Programs & Services:
    Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
                • The PSH program links affordable rental housing with voluntary, flexible, and individualized services to people with severe and complex disabilities, enabling them to live successfully in the
                  community.
    Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
                • PACE coordinates and provides all needed preventative, primary health, acute and long-term care services so that older adults can continue living in the community while enhancing their quality of life. This program provides services across all care settings on a 24-hour basis each day of the year.

Alzheimer's Services

  • Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

    The Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is a local, non-profit organization serving the Greater Baton Rouge area by providing education and support programs to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Their organization helps to serve the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee and St. Helena.

    VISIT THEIR WEBSITE  3772 North Blvd. | Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 334-7494

    The Alzheimer’s Services offers an array of programs and services to support those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in the Greater Baton Rouge area:

            • Alzheimer’s Tool Kit for Caregivers
            • Caregiver Network Support Groups
            • Charlie’s Place Respite Centers
            • Free Registration for Safe Return
            • In the Beginning Early Onset Program
            • Professional & State Required Training
            • Arts and Alzheimer’s
            • Caregiver Respite Reimbursement Program
            • Financial Literacy Workshops
            • Help Line
            • Memory Screenings

     

The Baton Rouge Clinic, AMC will see patients at all of the below listed nursing homes and assisted living facilities through our Hospital Medicine Group’s long-term care division.

Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities

In-Home Care

Medication Assistance Programs

  • SenioRx

    Louisiana SenioRx is a prescription assistance program that connects qualified, low-income people with discounted prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Trained counselors are also available to provide Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage plan comparison and enrollment assistance.

    SenioRx prescription drug program does not provide assistance for obtaining short-term medications to meet acute needs, including antibiotics.

    Eligibility Requirements:
            • Must be 60 & older.
            • Have an annual income that is below $30,630 for a one-person household or below $41,070 for a two-person household.
            • You do not have insurance covering medications.
            • You are having to pay full price for your prescription drugs or have reached the “gap”.
            • You have a chronic illness and are taking prescribed daily medications for the condition.
            • You have not voluntarily cancelled state/federal prescription drug programs or a private reimbursement plan within 6 months.

Transportation

Driving Evaluations

  • Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital

    (225) 927-0567

    8595 United Plaza Blvd. | Baton Rouge, LA 70809

    The Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital offers the only comprehensive driving evaluation in Baton Rouge. They have the capability to complete post-assessment training for modifications. Their van is equipped with an entry ramp, which allows our wheelchair users easy access to the driver’s seat, hand controls, left foot accelerators, various steering devices, and modifications for secondary controls.

    There are two parts to the driving evaluation: a clinical assessment and an on-road assessment performed by one of their Certified Driving Rehab Specialists (CDRS).

    Clinical Assessment – An Occupational Therapist/CDSR will perform the clinical evaluation to determine the effects that medical conditions, functional limitations, and medications may have on the safety of your driving.
    The Clinical Assessment consists of:
                    • A complete driving history, type of vehicle, and use of adaptive equipment.
                    • Testing cognitive and perceptual abilities to measure reaction time, problem-solving, divided attention, and your brain’s ability to process safety in various situations.
                    • Vision screening; depth perception, visual acuity, peripheral vision; contrast sensitivity.
                    • Upper and lower body range of motion, strength, sensation, and coordination.
                    • Brake reaction time.

     

    On-Road Assessment – An Occupational Therapist/CDSR will complete an on-road evaluation to assess your driving ability.
    The on-road assessment will test for:
                    • Ability to handle a vehicle with standard equipment or adaptive equipment.
                    • Ability to navigate traffic situations safely.
                    • Demonstration of appropriate visual awareness, decision-making, and attention skills.

     

    Following the results of the driving evaluation, the Occupational Therapist/CDSR will make driving recommendations, which may consist of:
                  • Completion of driver’s training.
                  • Adaptive equipment modifications to the vehicle.
                  • Limitations such as distance, time of day, and speed.
                  • Complete restriction of driving privileges.

    A physician order for an Occupational Therapy Driving Evaluation is required!

     

Food Assistance Programs

  • EBRCOA Congregate (hot) Meal Sites

    For the list of Senior Center/Meal Sites, please
    click here

    Commonly referred to as “Senior Centers,” these sites are open to all EBR Parish residents aged 60 years and older.

    These sites provide a daily meal, a wide variety of activities and programs, and most importantly an opportunity for older adults to interact and socialize with their peers in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    SNAP provides food benefits to low-income families to supplement their grocery budget so they can afford nutritious food that is essential to their health and well-being.

  • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

    The SFMNP is designed to:
    Provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs.

    Increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities through farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agricultural programs.

    Aid in the development of new and additional farmer’s markets, roadside stands, and community support agricultural programs.

    Low-income seniors, generally defined as individuals who are at least 60 years old and who have household incomes of not more than 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines.

  • Home Delivered Meals/ Meals on Wheels

    (225)-923-8000
    Email: Info@ebrcoa.org

    To view eligibility requirements and/or apply for service online, please visit

    ebrcoa.org/services-application/

    Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers meals to individuals at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals.

    These meals are both oven and microwave safe. Each Meals on Wheels delivery includes seven (7) frozen meals, one (1) gallon of milk, bread, butter, fresh fruit, and healthy snacks.

  • The Lotus Pantry

    1701 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802

    The Lotus Pantry is a senior-focused free food pantry designed to combat senior hunger in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Lotus Pantry is one of the largest senior food pantries in Baton Rouge.

    Through this partnership seniors now have an opportunity to receive Food Bank items consisting of fresh fruit, produce, baked goods, canned goods, and personal toiletries.

For more than 75 years, The Baton Rouge Clinic has been a beacon of healthcare excellence, nurturing the dream of our founders through our unwavering commitment to serving our patients and our community.

Although the world around us continues to change dramatically, our philosophy will always remain the same — 1 patient at a time.