North Carolina

Disability Partners Independent Living

A network of nonprofit, non-residential, community-based centers, managed by people with disabilities which offer:
- Information and referral services
- Independent living skills training
- Peer counseling
- Individual and systems change advocacy
- Life transition services

Community Alternatives Program/Disabled Adults

Provides a package of community-based services to allow adults who qualify for nursing care to remain in their private residences.

Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care

Two-state Association representing over 100 providers in North and South Carolina. Provides information and assistance in locating a hospice in Care recipient's area.

Aging and Adult Services

Provides information and access to long term support programs and benefits such as home and community-based services for older adults and adults with disabilities.

The Elder Law Clinic Wake Forest University

Provides free legal assistance to moderate income seniors (60+). If the older person can no longer communicate, the Clinic sometimes represents a family member or guardian.

Senior's Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare, including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues.

North Carolina Deptment of Administration - Division of Veteran Affairs

Assists veterans and their families in the presentation, processing, proof and establishment of claims under federal, state or local laws. Also provides skilled level nursing care and provides burial plots to qualified veterans of North Carolina.

North Carolina Adult Protective Services (APS)

Adult Protective Services assist disabled adults to stop and prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Anyone can make a report about suspected abuse.


Medicaid is a health insurance for people with limited income and resources. It pays for a variety of medical services, including home health care, hospice, and nursing home care.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services

Ombudsmen investigate complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, residential care facilities for the elderly, and assisted living facilities. They also answer questions about the quality of care or financial, physical, or mental abuse in residential facilities.


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