Director:
Tina E. Corbett
Send E-Mail
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 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 Case Management

The purpose of this service is to assure that the needs of heavy care residents within Adult Care Homes are met. A case manager is assigned and is responsible for the following:

  1. Verifying that the resident is eligible for Enhanced Care.
  2. Reviewing the home's care plans to be sure that those plans correspond to the needs of the resident.
  3. Reviewing the Adult Care Home's provision of services to assure that changes in resident's conditions are being addressed.

The resident must be seen personally by the case manager as often as is necessary to conduct a thorough assessment in the areas of physical health, mental health, social support system, activities of daily living, economic and financial circumstances, and environment. The resident, family members, adult care home, and other responsible parties must be involved in developing a services plan to meet the needs of the resident. Monthly contact with the facility staff, the resident, or other responsible parties for at least two(2) hours per client must be done to assure that adequate care is being provided. At least quarterly, the case manager must meet with the staff and resident in person to review the service plan and annually a more extensive reevaluation must be done.

All activities related to the provision of this service are funded through Medicaid. Inquiry regarding this service may be made directly to Johnston County Social Services at (919) 989-5300. Ask for 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.