Protecting and Planning with Adults
Adult services provide assistance to promote independence and enhance the dignity of North Carolina’s older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families through a community-based system of services, benefits and protections geared toward meeting one of the following goals:
· To remain economically self-supporting
· To help older or disabled adults remain able to take care of themselves in their own homes
· To protect disabled adults from neglect, abuse and exploitation,
· To prevent or reduce inappropriate institutional care and placement by making home and community services available
· To help older or disabled adults secure appropriate placement in adult care facilities when it is in their best interest.
Services provided include:
Adult Placement Services - To help find appropriate placement in nursing and adult care homes and to work with client and family to ensure adjustment and assistance that might be needed after placement.
Adult Protective Services - Services to an adult 18 years or older who is disabled and is in need of protective services due to being abused, neglected or exploited by their caretaker.
Day Care Services for Adults – The provision of an organized program of services during the day in a community group setting to support adults’ personal independence and promoting their social, physical and emotional well-being.
Eye Care Services - There is a worker in the office two days a week to work with individuals who need assistance for eye care through North Carolina Services for the Blind.
Guardianship Services – Guardianship services involves legal proceedings in which the court declares an adult incompetent and another party is given responsibility for the adult's personal affairs and or property. Guardianship ends with the death of the incompetent adult or with a judicial restoration of the adult's competency. The Agency encourages and can assist family and/or friends with information and process towards becoming the Guardian.
Individual and Family Adjustment – Social work services to assist with problem situations and work with families to develop a plan to meet identified service needs. Services may include assistance with money management or providing information about nutritional meal preparation.
Intake Services - Provided to receive and work with persons when they first request assistance. Information and referrals are made to other agencies and services as needed.
Information & Referral - This service provides information on services that are offered through the agencies and also on other agencies or organizations throughout the county or state.
In-Home Aide Services - Provides elderly or handicapped assistance with cooking, laundry and light housekeeping based on the need and some personal care.
Non-EmergencyTransportation - Available only to persons who receive full Medicaid benefits for medical purposes after a need for the service is established. Van transportation services to Duke, UNC Memorial Hospital, and Kidney Dialysis Center are provided. Other vendor transportation services are also provided.
Representative Payee Services - Our agency may serve as payee for persons who are not able to manage his or her money and need assistance. Normally these are people who have been referred by Social Security.
Special Assistance In-Home Services - The goal of this service is to allow individuals to remain part of the community and live as independently as possible by preventing placement in an adult care facility. Each county is authorized a limited number of slots to provide this services. The program target is for aged and/or disabled adults who have certain financial needs, full Medicaid, and who are currently living in or at risk of living in and adult care facility. SAIH assistance payments supplement income to help meet basic needs of the person to enable the person to return or remain at home.
To reach the Adult Services Intake Social Worker or to make a report of suspected neglect or abuse, please call: (910) 814-6640 or general number at (910) 893-7500.