Director:
Tina E. Corbett
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Physical Address:
DSS Building
714 North Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
 
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 911
Smithfield, NC 27577
 
Phone: 919-989-5300
Fax: 919-989-5324
Out-of-Home Care for Elderly and Disabled Adults

Johnston County Social Services provides services associated with the placement and care of elderly and disabled adults within Adult Day Care and Nursing Home facilities as follows:

Adult Day Care

A service for individuals who suffer from a mental or physical disability who need supervised care during the day. This program allows the participants to be in a supervised, structured setting during the day, while their loved ones work or need a break from caregiving.

Guardianship

Agency services as court appointed guardian for individuals who have been deemed incompetent and have no one else to assure their health, safety, and well-being. Agency provides information on how to establish and serve as Guardian for a disabled adult.

Adult Homes Specialist

The Adult Homes Specialist is responsible for the routine monitoring of licensed Adult Care Home facilities in Johnston County according to G.S. 131D.-2(b)(1a) as follows:

  1. Providing consultation and assistance for initial Licensure, compliance with Licensure rules, and renewal of licenses.
  2. Providing assistance toward upgrading care and services.
  3. Investigating complaints concerning violations of rules or the Resident's Bill of Rights.
  4. Investigating unlicensed facilities.

Routine monitoring of facilities occurs at least once every two months, more often when violations are cited and corrective action is pending.

Inquiry regarding this service may be made directly to Johnston County Social Services at (919) 989-5300. Ask for the Adult Homes Specialist in the Adult Services Group.

 

Adult Care Home and Nursing Home Financial Assistance

Inquiries regarding this service may be made directly to Johnston County Social Services at (919) 989-5300. Ask for the Adult Placement Case Manager. Also see Adult Medicaid for Long-Term Care.

Adult Placement Services

Adult Placement Services are the means by which social workers help individuals and their families determine whether placement in an Adult Care Home can be prevented or is the most desirable option. If placement is the option chosen, Adult Placement Services assist in making the arrangements for the move and following up after placement to assist with any adjustment problems. This may include counseling, advocacy, and arranging for supportive services. Typically, these services may include:

  1. Providing information and general counseling to the family or individual.
  2. Assistance with medical evaluations and associated paperwork.
  3. Review and evaluation of the clients financial situation to determine the payment source (eligibility for Medicaid, etc...).
  4. Review of licensed Adult Care facilities and assistance in selecting a facility. The facility may be located in any county in North Carolina.
  5. General assistance, support, and follow up throughout the placement process.

Adult Placement Services are mandated through the North Carolina Social Services Block Grant Plan. Inquiry regarding this service may be made directly to Johnston County Social Services at (919) 989-5300. Ask for the Adult Placement Case Manager. Adult Day Care: Adult Day Care centers provide day activities in a protective setting for disabled and elderly adults. The Adult Day Care Case Manager is involved in determining the eligibility for Day Care recipients who need assistance in order to attend Day Care.

Adult Day Care centers are also monitored through Johnston County Social Services to ensure compliance with Licensure laws and to investigate any complaints of non-compliance with the rules.

Inquiry regarding this service may be made directly to Johnston County Social Services at (919) 989-5300. Ask for the Adult Day Care Case Manager.