Adults who are at risk of placement in an Adult Care Home may qualify for assistance to remain at home instead. The Special Assistance In-Home Program (SA/IH) can help qualified individuals who are assessed as having a safe home environment and demonstrated need for additional financial supports and services, to continue living independently. SA/IH can assist with essential expenses such as food, shelter, clothing and other daily necessities associated with a private living arrangement. A case manager works with participants to determine the need and purpose for SA/IH assistance. The case manager also monitors to assure the funds are used for the intended purposes and that the participant remains safely at home.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must require care in a licensed adult care facility (determined by physician) but express a desire to live at home or in another private living setting
- Must have income below the federal poverty level and be eligible for Medicaid. If not already receiving Medicaid, must fill out an application and be determined eligible for both Medicaid and SA In-Home payment.
- Must demonstrate need for added financial support to remain safely at home.
- With services, can have health, safety and well-being maintained at home.
There are a limited number of SA/IH slots available in Cabarrus County and applicants may be placed on a Wait List. Once a slot becomes available, applicants will be advised to fill out an SA/IH Medicaid application and will then be referred to an SA/IH Case Manager for assessment in the home.
The individual needing services or someone acting on the individual's behalf can call the Adult Services line at 704-920-1400 to request assistance. Requests for assistance can also be made in person.