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North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services

IN-HOME AIDE SERVICE

In-Home Aide services available through the Division of Aging and Adult Services are intended to assist individuals who have functional/ physical and/or mental impairments with essential daily activities in the areas of home management and personal care tasks, enabling them to be maintained in their home settings for as long as possible. The service may also give needed assistance and respite to many families who are involved daily with care giving responsibilities.

If the needs are such that the personal care required is extensive and complex in nature, the direct care worker must be a certified nurse aide. Those services that are personal care in nature, yet range from the simple to the complex, include help with bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, and ambulation. Services that are personal care in nature must be provided by home care agencies licensed by the Division of Health Service Regulation.

Some individuals may only require home management assistance to be able to remain safely in their home settings. Should home management tasks be all that is needed, the service will be provided by agencies Certified by the Division of Aging and Adult Services. These tasks include cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, and other non-personal care activities to keep the individual safe in the home setting.

Those individuals who need both home management and personal care help would be served by a licensed home care agency and assistance provided by an in home aide.

Questions about In-Home Aide Services available through DAAS should be directed to   Donna White, Glenda Artis, or Mary Jo Littlewood