The Adult Services unit provides case management for recipients of state Adult Day Care funds, so that adults have access to an organized program of services during the day in a community group setting for the purpose of supporting their personal independence and well-being.
The activities offered include, but are not limited to:
exercise groups, arts and crafts, educational events, music, and religious programs. Participants are also served lunch.
New Hanover County may pay for transportation to and from the day care program, if needed. The number of days a person attends the daycare each week ranges from two to five days, based on the participant's and caregivers' needs, day care center's availability, and funding.
The Adult Day Care programs in New Hanover County are licensed by the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services and monitored by the Department of Social Services.
There are no income guidelines or co-pays to participate in this program, but a financial need or burden does have to exist to be eligible.
To be eligible for Adult Day Care, the person must be 18 years or older and have physical and/or cognitive deficits that require supervision or socialization.
Participants who require medication administration and/or assistance with personal care such as feeding, ambulation, and toileting during the day are still eligible but would fall under a higher level of care program called Adult Day Health.
The social worker assigned to assess the participant will help make the determination regarding which program best fits the participant's needs.
How to Apply
Contact New Hanover County Social Services at 910-798-3506 for more information.