Is there financial assistance available to help to pay for adult daycare in North Carolina?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 20, 2016
Hopefulone asked...

I work and my dad just past. My mother is in early stage of Alzheimer and will not stay in her house so I am having to use an adult daycare which is for me right now quite expensive. Is there any government plan for NC that will assist in payment of asult daycare services. Mom only has medicare.


Expert Answers

Barbara Steinberg is the CEO and founder of BLS Eldercare Financial Solutions, which specializes in helping families pay for long-term care for their loved ones. A registered financial gerontologist, she speaks regularly on the topic of paying for long-term care and is a financial expert for Caring.com.

There are several programs for financial assistance for adult daycare in North Carolina. These include federal, state and/or local programs. One program is the Medicaid Waiver program for the Aged and Disabled. The purpose of this program is to keep people in the community who would otherwise require nursing home placement. The Day Care facility must be approved by the State and accept the Waiver. Other programs include the NC State Medicaid Plan, Older American's Act Title III B and Social Services Block Grants. The best source for finding out which programs are available to your mother is to contact your county Agency on Aging. These offices are run by the NC Department on Aging and Adult Services.