Adult Services provides an array of social work services to elderly and disabled adults in need of protection, in-home services, placement, etc. Services are provided to adults living in the community and those living in adult care homes and nursing facilities. Social workers monitor and provide technical assistance to staff of adult care homes and adult daycare facilities.
Adult Protective Services
Protective Services for Adults is a multifaceted service developed to assist adults with disabilities which has incapacitated them to the point they are unable to care for themselves, have no one available to assist them in their care, and are subject to abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Article 6, Chapter 108A of North Carolina General Statutes requires that county departments of social services perform certain activities for disabled adults who are alleged to be abused, neglected or exploited and in need of protective services.