Adult Placement Services

What is Adult Placement Services? 

Adult Placement Services help aging or disabled adults find appropriate living and health care arrangements. These services are available to individuals whose health, safety and well being can no longer be maintained at home. Placement arrangements are made in adult care homes, nursing homes, other substitute homes, residential health care settings or institutions. Aging and disabled adults receive help to complete medical evaluations and financial applications and to locate and move to new settings. They also may receive counseling to help them adjust to change.

Adult placement services also help aging and disabled adults in the following situations:

  • Individuals unable to maintain themselves in their own homes independently or with available community or family supports.
  • Individuals living in substitute homes, residential health care facilities or institutions and needing assistance in relocating due to changes in level of care needed.
  • Those who need assistance in returning to more independent living arrangements.
  • Those who need assistance in adjusting to or maintaining their placements due to individual or family problems or a lack of resources.

Who can I Contact for Adult Placement Services? 

If you or someone you know requires these services, contact your local Department of Social Services.

Resources for Adult Placement Services

Special Assistance In-Home Brochure: The Special Assistance In-Home program provides financial assistance and case management support to help disabled adults age in place in residential settings.

Transitions to Community Living: The Transitions to Community Living (TCL) provides eligible adults living with serious mental illnesses the opportunity to choose where they live, work and play in North Carolina. This initiative promotes recovery through providing long-term housing, community-based services, supported employment and community integration.

NC DHSR Facility Listing: NC DHSR Facility Listings: These are listings of facilities licensed by the Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) by the type of service they provide their clients.

NC Adult Services Placement Manual