Home and Community Based Services

Our many home and community based services include:

  • Adult Day Care / Day Health
  • In-Home Aide Services
  • Other Services
  • Services for the Blind
  • Special Assistance In-Home

Adult Day Care / Day Health

Adult Day Care/Health Services provides care and supervision to elderly or disabled adults. This allows caregivers to work or have respite, and is an alternative to out of home placement. The program supports the elderly and disabled adults' desire to:

  • continue to live independently
  • reduce social isolation and loneliness
  • stimulate interest in leisure activities

In-Home Aide Services

In-Home Aide Services provide personal care and home management. These services are provided to older adults and adults with disabilities. The client must be unable to perform these tasks. Services are often provided to remedy or prevent:

  • abuse, neglect or exploitation
  • unnecessary out of home placement

These services provide assistance. They are not meant to replace the family. The family must continue with their responsibilities to individuals needing care and support.

Other Services

Our adult and family intake social workers can help explore other services you or your loved one may need. These services get discovered through an assessment process.

Services for the Blind

The mission of NC Services for the Blind (NCDSB) is to empower individuals. We want blind or visually impaired individuals to achieve their maximum potential. This achievement gets realized through services provided by competent and caring professionals. The ILS program aids in the adjustment to vision loss with services including:

  • individual and family counseling
  • information and referral
  • support groups
  • recreational opportunities
  • instruction in home management
  • personal care
  • safe travel skills

Application Process

The social worker for the blind is housed at Human Services. This social worker is in Cabarrus County Wednesday through Friday of each week. The application and assessment process is usually completed in the home setting. Anyone in the community may submit a referral. This includes physicians and human service agencies.

Special Assistance In-Home

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) helps those that have a safe home environment. Individuals must qualify. They must also demonstrate a need for additional financial services to continue living independently. SA/IH can assist with essential expenses such as:

  • food
  • shelter
  • clothing
  • other daily necessities associated with a private living arrangement

A case manager works with participants determining the need for SA/IH assistance. They must also determine the purpose for the assistance. The case manager monitors to assure funds get used for the intended purposes. They must also ensure the participant remains safely at home.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must require the same level of care as provided by an adult care facility (confirmed by a medical doctor)
  • Must 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, they must fill out an application. They must be eligible for both Medicaid and SA In-Home payments.
  • Must demonstrate a need for added financial support to remain safely at home
  • With services, they can have health, safety and well-being maintained at home

There are a limited number of SA/IH slots available in Cabarrus. Applicants may get placed on a wait list. Once there is an availability, applicants must fill out an SA/IH medicaid application. They will then be referred to an SA/IH case manager for assessment in the home.