Adult Services

Adult Care Home Monitoring:

Licensed adult care home facilities are monitored at least quarterly for compliance with rules and regulations. Complaints are received and investigated regarding care and services. Technical assistance is provided to facility administrators to help ensure that state licensure rules are met.

Click on the link below for the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation’s website, which offers information regarding adult care facility inspections, star ratings, and penalties:

North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation

Adult Placement:

Adult Placement Services

Services are offered to individuals and families who are assessing the option of substitute care, i.e. adult care home or nursing home.  Assistance is provided regarding the facility options available, how to locate an appropriate placement, and follow-up if placement occurs.

Click on the link below for facility listings (be sure to scroll to the appropriate county’s listing):

Adult Care Homes

Special Care Units (Memory Care)

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Adult Protective Services:

Adult Protective Services

Reports are received and evaluated when a disabled adult is alleged to need protection in cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  

Reports can be made 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.  Please call the Craven County Sheriff Department at 252-633-2357 on nights, weekends, & holidays to ask for the on-call social worker.  

Case Management:

Services provided to the frail elderly (60+) and disabled adults to assist them in finding, accessing and coordinating services necessary to meet their basic living needs.  Emphasis is placed on helping clients maintain independence and continue living in the community.  


Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship

Services are provided to individuals whom the court has deemed incompetent and who have no one to act on their behalf.    

Information and Referral:

Learn about available resources in the county and get help connecting to them by calling 252-636-4900 and asking for Adult Services Intake.

In-Home Aide Services:

In-home Aides

Services may be provided for those with impaired functioning who need help with daily living tasks (primarily personal care and hygiene) to prevent further decline and premature placement in a facility.

Medicaid recipients may be eligible for Personal Care Services.  A doctor’s referral is required and program eligibility is determined by Division of Medical Assistance or its designee.  For more information, click on the link below:

Personal Care Services


Special Assistance/In-Home Program:

 State County Special Assistance in Home 

Individuals with low-income, at risk of placement in an adult care home, and needing help with expenses to meet their basic needs may be eligible for these services.  For more information, click on the link below:
SA IH Program for Adults


Special Needs Registry:

The Special Needs Registry is a database of information about individuals in Craven County with special needs who may require assistance in the event of a disaster. The registry is designed as a means to contact these identified individuals and offer assistance before a disaster.  Click below for the application: 

Special Needs Registry