North Carolina

Parkinson Association of the Carolinas

The Parkinson Association of the Carolinas offers educational programs, community outreach, and group supports for adults living with Parkinson's disease, and caregivers.

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina

The Dementia Alliance of North Carolina provides a wide range of services for adults living with dementia and their loved ones.

Programs offered

-Case management 

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC)

The BIANC provides training, educational, and support programs for adults living with a brain injury and their loved ones. 

Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV): Older adults

Drivers are required to self-report medical conditions that may impede their driving skills. The DMV is required to investigate the self-reported conditions, reports received from law enforcement, and medical professionals. Drivers are then required to provide adequate documentation from their primary physician to obtain or renew their license. 

Community Alternative Program for Disabled Adults

CAP/DA is a Medicaid program that helps disabled adults remain living at home. Certain family members may be allowed to be hired and paid as the personal care provider. Services may include:

  • Adult day health
  • Personal care aide
  • Home modifications
  • Home delivered meals
  • Case management
  • Assistive technology
  • Personal emergency response 
  • Respite

In-Home Aide Services

The In-Home Aide Services program is a non-Medicaid program that provides personal care and chore services for elderly or disabled persons at home. Certain family members may be allowed to be hired and paid as the in-home aide. 

Policies and Services | North Carolina

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.

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.


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