The NCDAAS provides information on community-based services, benefits and protections that support the independence and dignity of North Carolina’s older adults, persons with disabilities and their family caregivers. Information on guardianship, care management, in-home aides, housing, senior centers, caregiver support and more is available.
SHIIP, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Insurance, answers questions and counsels seniors about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, prescription drug plans, long-term care insurance and other health insurance concerns.
The National Family Caregiver Support Program is administered by the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services with regional Area Agencies on Aging, county Departments of Social Services and local provider agencies to provide caregivers with information about services; assistance in gaining access to services; counseling, support groups and training; respite care; and supplemental services. Service varies by county.
Project C.A.R.E is a support program for caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia patients. It offers both patients and their caregivers counseling, care consultations, information, respite care, support networks, community resources and more.
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North Carolina Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE)
SAGE supports, educates and advocates for aging LGBT people, their friends and families, and their caregivers. Some of its key work revolves around long-term care equality, HIV and aging policy, LGBT housing, intergenerational connections and more. SAGE Central North Carolina and SAGE Wilmington of the Cape Fear Coast are the two affiliate organizations in the state.
The Veterans Administration (VA) offers a number of services and resources to support the caregivers of veterans. One of its main programs is the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), which can provide caregivers of eligible veterans with resources, education, support, a financial stipend, health insurance and beneficiary travel. The two entry points to the VA in North Carolina are the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury and the Durham VA Medical Center.
Easterseals UCP provides children and adults living with disabilities, behavioral health challenges or autism, and their family and caregivers, with resources and programs that allow them to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easterseals UCP North Carolina & Virginia is the state’s local office.
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