An Alternative to Adult Care Homes Placement
Adults needing care in an adult care facility now have another option to consider. The Special Assistance In-Home Program offers ongoing case management and monthly cash payments to help individuals continue to live at homes safely. Adults who can have their health, safety and well-being maintained at home with appropriate services may benefit from this program. There are a limited number of slots available in Wake County.
  • 65 and older or
  • Between the ages of 18-65 and disabled based on Social Security's definition of disability. 
  • A U.S. Citizen or legal alien and a North Carolina resident. 
  • Income must be below the federal poverty level .
  • Individual must require care in a licensed adult care facility but desire to live at home or other private living setting. 
  • Individual must be able to have health, safety and well-being maintained with appropriate services, such as in-home aide services, home modifications, case management services and needed supplies. 
  • Eligibility is determined on a case by case bases. These are the general guidelines. 
For more information about Special Assistance In Home and to request pre-screening for the program, please contact Wake County Human Services- Adult Services.