Full Service List

Employment for People with Disabilities

Program that provides training and support to help people with disabilities find and keep jobs.

Employment for Seniors

Program that provides training and support to help older adults secure employment.

Financial Counseling

Provides assistance in money management tasks, including budgeting and managing credit.

Economic Assistance

A variety of programs designed to help low-income individuals and families meet basic needs. May include Medicaid, Special Assistance, Food Assistance, etc.

Food Stamps

Program that provides monthly financial assistance to low-income households to help them buy food. Food Stamps have been replaced by Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Provides one-time payment to utility company to assist low-income families who are paying heating bills.

Long Term Care Planning

Planning for the range of services and supports an individual may need to meet health and personal care needs over a long period of time. Counselors can help individual/families identify and weigh options given their preferences and available resources.

Reverse Mortgage Counseling

Provides information for seniors about home equity loans that require no monthly payments.

Special Assistance-In Home

Program that provides an alternative to placement in an adult care home for individuals who could live at home safely with additional supports. Program includes ongoing case management and monthly cash payments.

Congregate (group) meals

Meals for seniors provided in a group setting, noontime Monday through Friday.

Food Assistance/Food Stamps

The Food Assistance Program (once known as Food Stamps )provides monthly assistance to help low-income households buy food.

Frozen Meals

Home-delivered frozen meals provided for qualified individuals who are not on a regular meal delivery route or who receive treatment or therapies during usual meal delivery times.

Home Delivered Meals

Meals delivered to individual homes by volunteers.

Adult Day Care

Community program for adults which offers group care and supervision as well as social contact and activties. Services designed to support personal independence and physical, social and emotional well-being.

Chore Services

Services provided by an in-home aide to assist with basic home management tasks, such as housekeeping, cooking, shopping and bill paying.

Community Alternative Program for Disabled Adults-CAP/DA

A Medicaid waiver program that can fund a variety of services to help adults with disabilities remain in their own homes. Participants must meet the eligibility requirements for skilled nursing level of care.

Community Alternatives Program for People w/ Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (CAP-I/DD)

Now known as NC Innovations, this Medicaid waiver program provides funding that can pay for services and supports that allow people with I/DD to stay in or return to their homes instead of living in an institution. Participants must meet the eligibility requirements for the ICF-MR level of care.

Companion Services

Services which provide paid staff or volunteers for companionship, homemaker and/or errand services.

Home Health Care

In-home care prescribed by a physician for an older adult or adult with disability in need of medical care. Services include skilled nursing care, therapies, medical social services, and health promotion.

Hospice Care

Services provided for patients who are terminally ill and their families. Hospice Care includes medical, nursing and supportive services with an emphasis on pain control, symptom management and emotional support during the last 6 months of life.

In Home Aide

Service which provides assistance with basic home management tasks. Depending on the level of this service, aides may also provide assistance with health and personal care needs, respite, and educational and supportive services for families.

In-Home Chore Services

Services provided by an in-home aide to assist with basic home management tasks, such as housekeeping, cooking, shopping and bill paying.

Respite

Care provided for older adults or adults with disabilities in order to give their primary caregivers a break/period of relief.

Sitter Services

Provides staff to stay with individuals who should not be left alone due to disability or current medical issues. Some agencies provide sitter servivces in the hospital and at home and offer hands-on care as well as companionship services.

Volunteer Home Services

Services provided by volunteers to assist with home management tasks such as light housekeeping, shopping, yard work, and paperwork.

Veterans' Services

Services and benefits available to veterans and their families. Can also include services which help veterans apply for and obtain their benefits.

Special Assistance for Adults

Program that provides an income supplement to assist older adults or adults with disabilities in paying for their care in an adult care home.

Special Assistance--In Home

Program that provides an alternative to placement in an adult care home for individuals who could live at home safely with additional supports. Program includes ongoing case management and monthly cash payments.

Home Repair

Program offering home repairs related to health and safety.

Accessible Housing Information

Service which provides information about community housing that is accessible for older adults and adults with disabilities.

Emergency Shelter

Facilities with overnight sleeping accommodations to provide temporary shelter for people who are homeless or displaced from their homes during disasters.

Energy Assistance

Financial assistance with heating expenses for low-income individuals and families.

Fan Distribution

Fans made available to seniors and persons with disabilities on a seasonal basis to help alleviate summertime heat.

Home Modifications

Program which assists in adapting a home for accessibility. Modifications can include installation of ramps, grab bars, railings, bathroom equipment, etc.

Home Safety Evaluations

Assessments of individuals' home living environments to identify anything that might be a safety hazard or cause for concern.

Housing Options

Service which provides information on available housing options in the community.

Housing Information for People with Disabilities

Service which provides information for people with disabilities on available housing options in the community.

Independent Living Options

Information about independent living options in the community for older adults and adults with disabilities.

Placement Services

Services which help aging adults or adults with disabilities find appropriate living and healthcare arrangements when their health, safety and well-being can no longer be maintained at home.

Senior Housing Information

Service which provides information about housing options available to seniors.

Subsidized Housing Information

Service which provides information about and linkage to subsidized housing available for older adults and adults with disabilities.

Weatherization Assistance

Weatnerization assistance helps low-income residents save energy and reduce utility bills.  It improves energy efficiency and household safety and educates the public about maintaining energy efficiency.

Long Term Care Planning

Planning for the range of services and supports an individual may need to meet health and personal care needs over a long period of time. Counselors can help individual/families identify and weigh options given their preferences and available resources.

Medicaid Questions

Program which has trained staff to assist those with questions about Medicaid eligibility, programs, and application information. Medicaid is a federal-state health insurance program for certain low-income individuals and families, including children, parents/caretakers, seniors and people with disabilities.

Medicare Questions

Program which has trained staff to provide information about Medicare Parts A&B coverage and claims, durable medical equipment, and Part D Prescription Drug Coverage. Medicare is a federal health insurance program for adults age 65 and over and for some persons under age 65 with disabilities.

Options Counseling

Person-centered decision support process in which an individual receives guidance in making informed choices about long-term supports. Components of Options Counseling include a personal interview, support in weighing pros and cons of various choices, development of an action plan, and follow-up.

Public Benefits Counseling

Provides information about and assistance with accessing public benefits such as Medicare, Medicaid, Food Assistance, etc.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

Counsels Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicare supplement plans. Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Part D, and long-term care insurance.

Adult Day Health

Community-based day care program that provides health and rehabilitative care along with social and recreational opportunities.

Advance Directives

Notarized, written statements that individuals give about the health/mental health care they would want if the lost the ability to make those decisions for themselves. Advance directives include living wills, health care powers of attorney, and advance instructions for mental health treatment.

Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults-CAP/DA

A Medicaid waiver program that can fund a variety of services to help adults with disabilities remain in their own homes. Participants must meet the eligibility requirements for skilled nursing level of care.

Home Health Care

In-home care prescribed by a physician for an older adult or adult with disability in need of medical care. Services include skilled nursing care, therapies, medical social services, and health promotion.

Hospice Care

Services provided for patients who are terminally ill and their families. Hospice Care includes medical, nursing and supportive services with an emphasis on pain control, symptom management and emotional support during the last 6 months of life.

Hospice Inpatient Unit

Care provided in a special hospice unit for patients who need short-term in-patient medical care or residential care at end of life.

Hospital to Home Transitions

Assistance with moving from a hosptial stay back to the individual's home. Services may include linking to community services, arranging for home modifications, coordination with physician, etc.

In-Home Aide Services

Service which provides assistance with basic home management tasks. Depending on the level of this service, aides may also provide assistance with health and personal care needs, respite, and educational and supportive services for families.

Skilled Nursing Visits

Access to trained RN's experienced in providing care outside the hospital or nursing home.

Long-Term Care Planning

Planning for the range of services and supports an individual may need to meet health and personal care needs over a long period of time. Counselors can help individual/families identify and weigh options given their preferences and available resources.

Medicaid

A federal-state health insurance program for certain low-income individuals and families, including children, parents/caretakers, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Medical Social Workers

Provide short-term counseling; referral to and coordination with community resources; and assistance with living arrangements, finances, long-range planning, and advance care directives.

Medical Supplies and Equipment

Information about and/or access to various kinds of medical supplies and equipment.

Medicare

A multi-part federal health insurance program for adults age 65 and over and for some persons under age 65 with disabilities.

Medication Management

Program which educates patients and providers to ensure patients are taking the appropriate type, dosage and combination of medications.

Palliative Care

Patient- and family-centered care that aims to relieve suffering and support the best possible quality of life for patients with advanced chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

Short-Term Care Planning

Helps individuals and families obtain information, counseling and services to navigate the medical, personal and social transitions that may accompany aging or the experience of disability.

DWI Assessments

Alcohol and drug abuse assessments consisting of an interview and structured questionnaire to determine if a person has a problem with alcohol or drugs. Required for everyone convicted of Driving While Impaired in NC.

Substance Abuse Education/Training Programs

Array of programs designed to educate individuals and families about alcohol and drug abuse issues.

Mental Health Services

Array of counseling and psychiatric services for individuals with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.

Congregate (group) meals

Meals provided for seniors in a group setting, noontime Monday through Friday.

Exercise and Fitness Programs

Programs involving physical activity designed to support health and wellness.

Frozen Meals

Home-delivered frozen meals provided for qualified individuals who are not on a regular meal delivery route or who receive treatment or therapies during usual meal delivery times.

Health Screening

Program designed to evaluate health status and risk factors for disease.

Home-Delivered Meals

Meals delivered to individual homes by volunteers.

Physical Therapy

Use of specially designed exercises or equipment to help individuals maintain, regain or improve their movement and physical functioning.

Wellness Program

Various programs, services, workshops and fitness classes designed to help individuals maintain their well-being.

Adult Care Home Monitoring

Adult Home Specialists provide oversight for adult care homes, which provide care for adults who may need 24-hour supervision and assistance with medication management and personal care needs.

Adult Guardianship

A legal proceeding by which an adult is declared incompetent to manage his/her own affairs and a representative is then appointed to make decisions on that individual's behalf.

Adult Protective Services

Services offered through county Departments of Social Services to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), and exploitation.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Ombudsmen investigate complaints about the care of residents in long-term care facilities and serve as residents' advocates. They provide mediation and education in an effort to resolve grievances and increase understanding of long-term care residents' rights.

Audio Information Service

Service designed to disseminate current news and information in an audio format to those who can no longer read standard print.

Services for People who are Blind

Services to help individuals with visual impairments integrate smoothly into their environment and community. May include medical eye care, independent living skills training, assistive technology, employment services, etc.

Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults-CAP/DA

A Medicaid waiver program that can fund a variety of services to help adults with disabilities remain in their own homes. Participants must meet the eligibility requirements for skilled nursing level of care.

Community Alternatives Program for People w/Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities-CAP-I/DD

Now known as NC Innovations, this Medicaid waiver program provides funding that can pay for services and supports that allow people with I/DD to stay in or return to their homes instead of living in an institution. Participants must meet the eligibility requirements for the ICF-MR level of care.

Services for People who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Variety of services designed to help individuals participate fully in their communities. May include advocacy, informaton and referral, counseling, communication support, assistive technology, etc.

Leisure Activities for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Social and recreational opportunities designed for people with I/DD.

Disability Services
Guardianship

A legal proceeding by which an adult is declared incompetent to manage his/her own affairs and a representative is then appointed to make decisions on that individual's behalf.

Services for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Services for people with I/DD and their families. May include advocacy, information and referral, supported employment, housing, in-home supports, recreation and leisure opportunities, etc.

Independent Living Skills Training

Assists people with disabilities to live independently and become productive, full participants in society.

Individual and Systems Advocacy

Individual advocacy works with or on behalf of individuals with disabilities to help them navigate the service system, communicate their needs and preferences, access the services they are eligible for and/or entitled to, and ensure that they can fully exercise their rights. Systems advocacy works to promote public policies which support services, opportunities and choices for people with disabilities and their families.

Peer Mentoring

Peer-to-peer support for individuals with disabilities to help them develop life skills.

Resource Coordination for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Helps people with I/DD and their families access the resources and services they need.

Self-Advocacy Training/Support for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Assistance provided to help individuals develop the knowledge and skills needed to speak or act on their own behalf, stand up for their rights, and determine what is best for themselves.

Teen to Adulthood Parent Group

A group helping parents understand transition services and issues for teens and young adults with disabilities.

Supported Employment for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Services such as long-term training and ongoing support to enable people with disabilities to work competitively in integrated settings.

Supported Retirement for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Community service designed to help older adults with I/DD avoid functional decline and enhance their quality of life by assisting them to particpate in a variety of activities of their choosing.

Travel Training

Training for people with disabilities to help them identify and access available transportation options and learn to use those options.

Medical Equipment/Assistive Devices

Items, equipment or product systems used to maintain or improve functional capabiliites of older adults or adults with disabilities.

Rehabilitation Engineering

Use of technology to make people with disabilities as independent as possible by providing assistive devices to compensate for disability.

Advocacy

Working with or on behalf of people with disabilities to help them navigate the service system, communicate their needs and choices, access the services they are eligible for and/or entitled to, and ensure that they can fully exercise their rights as citizens.

Activities

Wellness and health education programs, social and recreational clubs and classes.

Community Inclusion for People with Disabilities

Full participation by an individual with a disability in community activities, organizations, and groups of his/her choosing.

Recreational classes

Include dancing, bingo, art, pottery, knitting, exercise, music, etc.

Senior Centers

Community programs for independent older adults offering social opportunities and activities related to health, fitness, recreation and education.

Social and Leisure Services for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Recreational and social opportunities for adults with I/DD.

Supported Retirement for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Community service designed to help older adults with I/DD avoid functional decline and enhance their quality of life by assisting them to particpate in a variety of activities of their choosing.

Caregiver Support Groups

Peer groups provide caregivers with personal and emotional support as well as information about resources.

Grief Counseling/Bereavement Services

Counseling and other supportive services for individuals/families who have lost loved ones. Services can include spiritual support, support groups, and assistance with funeral arrangements.

Chaplain Services

Services provided by a chaplain to help individuals and families during times of illness, crisis, loss or grief.

Counseling

Helps individuals and family caregivers by providing emotional support, information about resources, and assistance with short- and long-term planning.

Dementia Education/Support Groups

Dementia education for faith and community groups and families. Also support groups for family caregivers.

Diabetes Support Group

Education and support for to help individuals with diabetes manage their chronic condition.

Friendly Visiting

Volunteers provide friendship and companionship for older adults and adults with disabilities who may be lonely or socially isolated.

Independent Living Skills Training

Assists people with disabilities to live independently and become productive, full participants in society.

PASSPORT Training

Provides training and materials to help adults with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities prepare for a hospital admission and transition back to the community. Includes personal health and medication records.

Peer Mentoring and Support

Peer to peer support provided for individuals with disabilities to help them develop life skills. May also refer to support groups for various disabilities.

Respite

Care provided to older adults or persons with disabilities in order to give their primary caregivers a break/period of relief.

Self-Advocacy Training/Support for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disbilities

Assistance provided to help individuals develop the knowledge and skills needed to speak or act on their own behalf, stand up for their rights, and determine what is best for themselves.

Speakers & Workshops
Teen to Adulthood Parent Group (for parents of teens/young adults with disabilities)

A group helping parents understand transition services and issues for teens and young adults with disabilities.

Telephone Reassurance

Regularly scheduled phone calls to check on the well-being of older adults and adults with disabilities.

Travel Training for People with Disabilities

Training for people with disabilities to help them identify and access available transportation options and learn to use those options.

Accessible Transportation

Transportation services for adults with disabilities, adults requiring special assistance, and those needing specialized wheelchair transport.

Medical Transportation--non-emergency
Public Transportation

Buses and other forms of transportation that run on fixed routes and are available to the public.

Travel Training for People with Disabilities

Training for people with disabilities to help them identify and access available transportation options and learn to use those options.

Volunteer Transportation

Transportation for older adults and adults with disabilities provided by volunteers, typically for medical appointments or essential errands such as grocery shopping, accessing social services, etc.

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