Adult Placement

Adult Placement has two components:

  • Adult Care
  • Adult Care Facilities

Adult Care

The NC Division of Health Service Regulation licenses adult care homes. Social Services provides an adult home specialist (AHS) to monitor Adult Care Homes. They are assuring services are provided to the residents as set forth by NC State standards.

Placement and Adult Foster Care Services include:

  • initial screening and assessment
  • assisting clients and representatives in securing needed medical information
  • assistance with completion of necessary financial applications
  • help locating and securing placement with an adequate level of care

Adult Care Facilities

The decision to seek long-term care outside the home for a loved one can be very difficult for families. There are many types of residential facilities for adults/families to choose from. Facilities are licensed and categorized based on:

  • size
  • services provided
  • population(s) served

Choosing the right facility requires research. A discussion about the facility must occur with the adult intending to live there.

The NC Division of Health Service Regulation offers information about adult care facilities. This information includes lists of:

  • all licensed facilities
  • facility STAR ratings
  • violations and penalties