Project CARE (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty)

Project CARE is a coordinated delivery system that responds to the needs, values and preferences of individuals who directly care for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia (ADRD).

Project CARE Services

  • Care consultation
  • Dementia-specific information
  • Caregiver education
  • Funds for self-directed respite care subject to eligibility and availability
  • Connections to community-based services and resources
  • Referrals to the Family Caregiver Support Program and Area Agencies on Aging

If you are interested in learning more about Project CARE, please contact one of our partners below. 

Project CARE Partners

Western Office
For Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mc Dowell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain and Transylvania counties call: 828-251-7432
Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging
339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140
Asheville, NC 28806

Foothills Office
For Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davie, Forsyth, Mitchell, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancy counties call: 828-485-4267
Western Piedmont Area Agency on Aging
1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

South Central Office
For Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties call: 704-432-1111 or 980-314-7801
Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services
Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Central NC Office
For Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Vance, Wake, and Warren counties call: 919-660-7510 
Duke Dementia Family Support Program
Durham, NC 27710

Southeastern Office
For Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland counties call: 910-408-6365
Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging
1480 Harbour Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401

Northeastern Office
For Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Camden, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties call: 252-414-3230
Mid-East Commission Area Agency on Aging
1520 North Market Street, Suite A
Washington, NC 27889

Caregiver and Dementia Education
Register for access to free e-learning caregiver and dementia education, NC Caregiver Portal

Frequent Caregiver Questions and Programs That Can Assist

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Medicaid Appeals and Grievances
Contact the local DSS case worker who sent the denial notice