In-Home Services

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PURPOSE
To provide services which enable clients to remain safely in their homes instead of institutional or residential care.

SERVICE
Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels [MOW]) provides a balanced nutritious meal five days a week.
In-Home Aide Services (IHA) up to 2 hours per day five days per week to help with personal care and instrumental activities of daily living.

Home Management Services:
Provides education, skill demonstration, and direct assistance to adults in housekeeping, cooking, grocery shopping, household shopping, and bill paying.
Arranges appointments with medical providers, provides transportation to medical appointments, and assists customers with household moves.
Provides follow-up support services to customers in meeting their goals.

ELIGIBILITY
Durham County citizens who are age 18 and over and disabled; and elderly persons (age 60 and over).
For In-Home Aide Services (IHA) and the Meals on Wheels (MOW) program, an assessment is completed by a social worker to determine the need for service.
Home Management Services require applicant to be currently receiving services from Adult Services and have an assigned social worker.

APPLICATION
Eligibility is determined at 414 E. Main St. Durham County Department of Social Services is open from 7:30 AM until 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday. To assure enough time to complete application, it is advised to arrive prior to 4:30 PM.
IHA and MOW requests may be called in to the Adult Services Division by telephone at (919) 560-8600. Usual processing time for these requests is 20 minutes.

REFERRALS
We make referrals to various health agencies and:
Meals on Wheels program
Medical supply stores
Telephone alert services
Volunteer Services Bureau
The Durham Center for Senior Life
PACE Program
Churches
Presbyterian Urban Ministries
Operation Breakthrough
Hospitals
Doctors offices

If adult day care is not sufficient to meet the customer’s needs, the possibility of group care placement may be discussed with the family.

External resources: learn about services for the elderly
• Durham Center for Senior Life
• North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services
• Meals on Wheels


Tammie Tate
Supervisor
Office: 919-560-8618
Fax: 919-560-8120
Email: ttate@dconc.gov