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State System of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid HCBS Waiver Program No
At Least One State Program with Consumer-Directed Option for Family Caregivers Yes
Lifespan Respite Grant Yes
State Respite Coalition Yes - North Carolina (formerly was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, underwent a major redesign and became However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

North Carolina Respite Care Coalition

Coalition of organizations that promote services and support for family caregivers. Coalition website serves as a resource for caregivers and those who work with caregivers providing online respite provider lists by county and information on respite helpline.

North Carolina State Veteran's Benefits

Website offers information on benefits and services for Veterans.

Piscah Legal Services

Provides free civil legal aid to residents of western North Carolina. Programs include Elder Law Project (ELP) which helps seniors live independently in their homes as long as possible and protects seniors from financial or physical abuse. Also assists with end of life planning.

Legal Aid of North Carolina

Senior law project serves clients who are 60 years of age and older. Services are listed on the webpage.

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont

Services include help with consumer disputes and home preservation, employment, healthcare and public benefits, HIV/AIDS legal assistance, immigrant law, veterans legal services, and taxpayer clinic. Elder law-focused services are listed on the webpage. 

Caregiver Health Education Program

The Caregiver Health Education Program trains professionals and informal caregivers to lead educational and support groups for families and friends of frail older persons with chronic disabilities. There are several versions of the program including a dementia specific version and a version to be delivered by teleconference.


Institute of Gerontology, University at Albany, State University of New York.


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