What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in North Carolina?

What Medicaid Waiver Programs are in North Carolina ? North Carolina has several waivers including:

  • CAP / DA
  • Comprehensive Waiver
  • Supports Waiver
  • CAP Choice - IP
  • Community Alternatives Program (CAP) for Children
  • Innovations Waiver (Replaces the CAP MR-DD Waiver in 2013)

What program assist older adults in North Carolina? The North Carolina Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA) is for adults with disabilities who prefer to remain in their primary private residences rather than nursing home placement.

What state department assists seniors in North Carolina? The CAP/DA waiver is operated by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

What is the best number to call to get started? Contact the North Carolina Aging and Adult Services information line at 919-855-3400.

Is there a website? https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/daas

Who Qualifies For Assistance?

The CAP/DA program is for adults with disabilities who are 18 years of age or older, and who are at risk of institutionalization.

What Services Are Offered & What Are The Service Limitations?

What services does the Medicaid waiver program offer seniors in North Carolina? Services include: Adult day health; Personal care aide; Home accessibility and adaptation; Meal preparation and delivery; Institutional respite services; Non-institutional respite services; Personal Emergency Response Services; Specialized medical equipment and supplies; Participant goods and services; Community transition services; Training, education and consultative services; Assistive technology; Case management; Care advisor; Personal assistant; and Financial management services.

How Do You Select A Provider?

Once approved for the North Carolina Community Alternatives Program (CAP) program, you will be given a list of providers to choose from.

Additional Information
The Community Alternatives Program (CAP) programs are Medicaid home- and community-based services waivers granted by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). The CAP programs allow North Carolina to use Medicaid funds to provide home- and community-based services to Medicaid recipients who require institutional care (placement in a nursing facility), but for whom care can be provided cost-effectively and safely in the community with CAP services. CAP participants must meet all Medicaid eligibility requirements. North Carolina has CAP waivers to provide services to a limited number of persons in specific groups within the state

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NC Providers

North Carolina Providers


Visiting Angels 704-549-4010
Serving North Carolina
Visiting Angels allows you to interview and select the elder caregiver you want. The elder caregiver will work according to your schedule.

ComForCare 919-647-9150
Serving North Carolina
We understand that choosing a care provider is no small matter, and we take it just as seriously as you do.