Adult Services

Adult Protective Services

Services are available to ensure that protection is provided to disabled adults who are being abused, neglected, or exploited. These services include evaluations of disabled adult situations, support for care givers of disabled adults, and referrals to appropriate agencies to stop abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Adult Care Home Licensure 

Services include monitoring of licensed homes to assure compliance with the North Carolina Rules for the Licensing of Adult Care Homes, providing consultation and technical assistance to home administrators for initial licensure requirements, maintenance of licensure standards, and renewal of license, and assisting with investigating violations of licensure standards. 

Guardianship services

Guardianship services are designed to provide assistance and support to persons who have been legally declared by the court to be incompetent and have been designated a ward of the director of the Department of Social Services. Services include:
  • All day-to-day living needs of the ward 
  • Assistance and decision making for living arrangements 
  • Medical care 
  • Money management 

In-Home Aid Services

Services to assist adults and their families to attain or maintain self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life while remaining in their own homes. 

State/County Special Assistance

This program provides financial and medical assistance to the eligible aged, disabled, and blind individuals residing in a domiciliary care facility. 

Adult Care Home Case Management Services

This service is an administrative function under the Medicaid program and is provided for residents of adult care homes who are eligible for special assistance for adults and Medicaid. Participants must meet Medicaid criteria for Enhanced Adult Care Home Personal Care Services. Case management is provided for residents of adult care homes who meet Medicaid coverage criteria for being a heavy care resident.

Contact Us

For questions about the county's guardianship services or how you can take advantage of this assistance program, please contact the Social Services Department at (336) 753-6250.