Resource Library

Below is a list of resources about a variety of topics relating to aging and disabilities that we have compiled in collaboration with our partners. Please click on the underlined resource title to open the resource in a new window.

Resources for Seniors’ (RFS) website provides a wealth of information on community resources for older adults and adults with disabilities. The site includes the detailed RFS Community Resource Database, a pdf version of the RFS Directory of Resources for Older Adults in Wake County, and Resource Lists on specific topics (such as home care, long term care, housing, day care, retirement communities, and more).

This handbook provides information about the Adult Medicaid programs in North Carolina. It gives an overview of the programs, eligibility requirements, and covered services.
Alliance Behavioral Healthcare manages publicly funded services for people with mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and substance abuse issues in Wake and other counties. The Alliance website offers consumer/family and provider information, including information about crisis services, consumer rights, how to get started in services, etc.
The Assistive Technology Exchange Post is designed to facilitate equipment exchange between individuals, putting assistive technology equipment that is not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from it.
As the state’s federally mandated protection and advocacy system, Disability Rights North Carolina is charged with protecting the rights of children and adults with disabilities living in North Carolina. Its team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff provides advocacy and legal services for people with disabilities across the state. Their website includes helpful disability-related resources.
The website of the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) provides information about assistive devices as well as links to local NCATP centers that provide device demonstrations and loans.
The website of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities provides resources on intellectual/developmental disabilities, including the People First brochure, glossaries of disability-related terms and organizations, and lists of acronyms and abbreviations.
The website provides a variety of resources and information for North Carolina’s older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.
The Division of Services for the Blind provides services for people who are blind, have visual impairments or both vision and hearing loss. The Division offers a variety of services to help people prepare for, find and keep a job; live more independently; and preserve and improve their vision. There are seven District Offices around the state and Social Workers for the Blind in each county.
The Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) provides direct services to individuals with hearing loss and the agencies and businesses that serve them. It also provides resources and linkages to programs and services all across North Carolina. DSDHH’s specially-trained staff, many of whom are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind, are housed at its seven Regional Centers located throughout the state.
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides, counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology and other support services for people with physical, psychiatric or intellectual disabilities and to individuals who are deaf of hard of hearing or have other communicative disorders.. These services are designed to people live independently and find and keep a job. VR has local field offices around the state.
ePASS is a quick and easy way for individuals to get information about benefits and services that may help them. Once a person completes the on-line screening, ePASS will list the programs that the person may be eligible for and provide information on how to apply for those programs. A final eligibility decision cannot be made until an application is submitted at the local Department of Social Services.
A program of the North Carolina Department of Insurance, SHIIP provides information about and counsels Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers on Medicare, Medicare supplement plans, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D (prescription drug plans), Medicare Savings Programs, and long-term care insurance.
The mission of the Triangle J Area on Aging is to promote the highest level of well-being of older adults by partnering with community-based organizations to assess needs and provide a comprehensive system of opportunities, services and protective supports. The agency has primary responsibility for developing a support system for caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program. It also operates the region’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, through which ombudsmen advocate on behalf of residents in long term care facilities. Other responsibilities include health and wellness initiatives, Community Resource Connection (CRC) initiatives, involvement in state certification of Senior Centers, long range planning, and Livable and Senior-Friendly Communities. The 7 counties included in the Triangle J region are Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange and Wake.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support website provides information about resources and assistance available to VA caregivers.
The Wake County Veterans Services Office assists eligible veterans, their dependents and/or surviving spouses, children of deceased veterans, members of the Reserves or National Guard, and active-duty service members in applying for benefits and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs. The website includes a description of benefits and services and links to veterans’ resources.

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