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What services exist for older and/or disabled adults who may need assistance with care?
How do I choose an adult care home or nursing home?
What services exist for older and/or disabled adults who may need assistance with care?

Question: What services exist for older and/or disabled adults who may need assistance with care?
Answer:County DSS offices provide many services for older and/or disabled adults who may need assistance with care. These include Guardianship Services for adults who have been determined incompetent by the court to manage their own affairs, Adult Protective Services to protect disabled adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation, In-Home Services serving elderly/disabled adults who wish to remain in their own homes, Preparation and Delivery of Meals, Foster Care for Adults, Adult Day Care/Health Services, Adult Placement Services, At-Risk Case Management Services, and Adult Care Home Case Management Services. To find out more, please contact your local county Department of Social Services, visit the Adult Services pages, or you may call DHHS Customer Service Center at 1-800-662-7030.

Question: How do I choose an adult care home or nursing home?
Answer: For details on how to choose an adult care home or nursing home, please contact your local county Department of Social Services for Adult Placement Services or visit the NC Division of Aging web site.

Question: What services exist for older and/or disabled adults who may need assistance with care?
Answer:
County DSS offices provide many services for older and/or disabled adults who may need assistance with care. These include Guardianship Services for adults who have been determined incompetent by the court to manage their own affairs, Adult Protective Services to protect disabled adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation, In-Home Services serving elderly/disabled adults who wish to remain in their own homes, Preparation and Delivery of Meals, Foster Care for Adults, Adult Day Care/Health Services, Adult Placement Services, At-Risk Case Management Services, and Adult Care Home Case Management Services.

To find out more, please contact your local county Department of Social Services, visit the Adult Services pages, or contact DHHS Customer Service Center at 1-800-662-7030. . You may also wish to visit the Department of Health and Human Services Long Term Care web site for additional information.

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