Social Services for Adults
Our adult services in Henderson County help protect the elderly and disabled. Giving them a chance to remain in their home. Please look at some of our programs below.
Adult Protective Services:
APS staff receives and assesses reports of alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation of elderly and disabled adults (ages 18 and older). Services are designed to identify, remedy and prevent problems that result in abuse, neglect or exploitation. The safety and protection of the “at-risk” adult is our primary consideration while protecting and advocating for self-determination.
Guardianship services are provided to elderly and disabled individuals found by the Clerk of Court to be unable to make responsible decisions regarding their person and/or property and who have no one able or willing to serve in this capacity.
Our agency can act as a protective payee for certain individuals who are in jeopardy of being deprived of basic needs. Interfaith Assistance Ministries also provides this service.
In Home Services:
In Home Services provides supportive services to elderly and disabled adult to assist them in remaining in their home for as long as possible. Services include basic household tasks and /or money management. These services are provided by a Community Social Services Assistant.
Enhanced Care Case Management:
This is a Medicaid based program provided in adult and family care homes designed to help resident’s age-in place thereby avoiding a higher level of care. Case Managers help facility staff identify and address special needs that might result in an upgrade in level of care if left unattended.
Special Assistance In Home Program:
Provides a cash supplement to help low income individuals who are at risk of entering an Adult or Family Care Home and who would like to remain at home. The Program can help with living expenses such as food, shelter, clothing and other daily necessities. Must be receiving or be eligible to receive Medicaid. This program is also accessed through the Partnership for Independent Living located at the Henderson County Council on Aging.
Medicaid At-Risk Case Management:
Case management services are provided to adults at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation to assist them in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services. A Case Manager is assigned to develop and coordinate the delivery of services. Must be receiving or be eligible to receive Medicaid. This program is also accessed through the Partnership for Independent Living located at the Henderson County Council on Aging.
Licensing and Monitoring of Adult and Family Care Homes:
Adult Home Specialist staff monitor the Adult and Family Care Homes and investigate complaints to ensure the safety and well being of residents through compliance with state rules and regulations. We also assist families who are making decisions about facility placement.
Adult Day Care:
This program is designed to offer care, socialization, and activities for elderly and disabled adults needing adult day care and adult day health services. Adults must have an impairment that prohibits them from living an independent life style without supportive services. The program allows caregivers to work and provides a respite option.
Long Term Care Placement and Licensure:
We oversee licensing of family care homes and adult care homes. Thirty homes are monitored monthly to ensure the safety and well being of residents and home compliance with state rules and regulations. We also assist families who are making decisions about facility placement.
Services For The Blind:
These services assist the visually impaired in maintaining and developing their maximum potential and self sufficiency. Services are a collaborative effort with the North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind and involve eye certification, self support orientation, mobility training and counseling. Click here to visit the website for North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind.
Notice: Free Language assistance services are available and will be provided to those persons identifying themselves as needing such services.