Children who are medically complex or technology dependent especially those with a Trach are best served with Legacy Medicaid.
My Place Louisiana
Krista Tipton (Children in Nursing Facilities or Specialty Hospitals), Krista.Tipton@la.gov, (601) 259-2646.
Always have an emergency plan for natural disasters and respiratory crisis but when in doubt call 911
Healthy Louisiana Helpline
Karen Scallan: Provides health and benefits support and advocacy assistance to families of individuals with complex needs. Specializing in advocacy around managed care and health care for individuals with complex needs and I/DD.
Social Security Office
"The POWER to Save Lives" Applications for automobile power invertor packages thanks to:
Hudson's Helpers is a group of volunteers who wish to provide support to children with extensive medical needs and their families through care packages and any other means possible
Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilites
(OCDD) (225) 342-0095
OCDD Programs such as Waivers & Flexible Family Fund
http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/136 SEE BROCHURE
List of additional resources such as Family Helping Families