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CAP/DA PROGRAM:

WHAT IS CAP?

CAP IS THE COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM FOR DISABLED ADULTS. IT IS A MEDICAID FUNDED PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES HOME CARE AS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR THOSE FACING NURSING FACILITY PLACEMENT.

HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR CAP?

YOU HAVE TO BE 18+ YEARS OF AGE WITH DISABILITIES; LIVE IN PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS; NEED HELP WITH PERSONAL CARE; ELIGIBLE FOR CAP MEDICAID; AT RISK FOR NURSING HOME PLACEMENT; AND CAN HAVE THEIR HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELL-BEING NEEDS MET A HOME WITHING ALLOWABLE MEDICAID COST LIMITS.

WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED THROUGH THE CAP PROGRAM?

• IN HOME AIDE SERVICES
• TELEPHONE ALERT
• MEALS ON WHEELS
• ADULT DAY CARE
• RESPITE CARE
• DURABLE AND NON-DURABLE MEDICAL SUPPLIES
• HOME MOBILITY AIDES

HOW MANY HOURS OF IN-HOME AIDE SERVICES CAN I RECEIVE?

THE NUMBER OF HOURS AN INDIVIDUAL CAN RECEIVE IS DEPENDED UPON AN IN-HOME ASSESSMENT THAT WILL BE COMPLETED BY A SOCIAL WORKER AND REGISTERED NURSE.

ADULT DAY CARE

WHAT IS THE ADULT DAY CARE?

THE HAYWOOD COUNTY ADULT DAY CARE PROGRAM IS AN ACTIVITY AND SOCIAL PROGRAM FOR OLDER AND DISABLED ADULTS NEEDING SOCIALIZATION, DAY TIME CARE AND SUPERVISION.

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TOILET AND FEED THEMSELVES.

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 7:30 A.M. UNTIL 5:30 P.M.

WHERE IS THE PROGRAM LOCATED?

THE ADULT DAY CARE IS HOUSED IN A BEAUTIFUL HOME IN THE HAZELWOOD COMMUNITY LOCATED AT 205 HAZELWOOD AVENUE, WAYNESVILLE, NC.

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM OR FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION?

THE ADULT DAY CARE STAFF WILL BE HAPPY TO TALK WITH YOU AT 828-456-9488. YOU MAY ALSO ARRANGE A VISIT AND TOUR OF THE FACILITY.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:

WHAT IS SPECIAL ASSISTANCE?

THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INCOME TO THOSE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO ASSIST WITH PURCHASING NECESSARY ITEMS OR SERVICES TO BE ABLE TO REMAIN IN THEIR HOME AND AVOID REST HOME PLACEMENT.

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SPECIAL ASSISTANCE?

RECIPIENTS MUST RECEIVE FULL MEDICAID (BLUE CARD), HAVE AN INCOME LOWER THAN $851 PER MONTH AND THEIR PHYSICIAN MUST COMPLETE A FORM RECOMMENDING REST HOME LEVEL OF CARE.

WILL THE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE MONEY COUNTY AGAINST ME FOR OTHER SERVICES?

THE ADDITIONAL MONEY WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR MEDICAID NOR YOUR SSI OR SSA. THE MONEY IS COUNTED TOWARD YOUR TOTAL MONTHLY INCOME AND CAN DECREASE FOOD STAMPS AND POSSIBLY YOUR AMOUNT OF HOUSING ASSISTANCE.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR SPECIAL ASSISTANCE?

YOU CAN MAKE AN APPLICATION IN THE ADULT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS SECTION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

IN-HOME AIDE SERVICES

DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE MEDICAID IN ORDER TO GET IN-HOME AIDE SERVICES?

NO.

CAN IN-HOME AIDE SERVICES ASSIST ME WITH BATHING, GETTING DRESSED, ETC.?

NO. PERSONAL CARE CAN NOT BE PERFORMED UNDER THIS PROGRAM. THE CAP/DA PROGRAM WOULD ASSIST WITH PERSONAL CARE.

CAN THE IN-HOME AIDE TAKE ME SHOPPING?

NO. THE AIDE CAN RUN ERRANDS FOR YOU BUT THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TRANSPORT A CLIENT.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR IN-HOME AIDE SERVICES?

YOU MAY CONTACT ANYONE IN THE ADULT SERVICES PROGRAMS DIVISION AT DSS OR CALL 452-2370 EXT. 139.