What is it?
CAP/DA stands for Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults. This program serves as an alternative to nursing home care for adults who wish to remain in their homes and communities. The program is intended to supplement but not replace existing formal and informal support services.
- are 18 years of age or over
- live in Onslow County
- require intermediate care or skilled care as determined by their physician
- are at risk of nursing home placement if they don’t get community based care
- meet financial eligibility criteria
- can have their safety and wellbeing maintained in the home within Medicaid cost limits
What types of services are provided?
- Case Management Services- Our CAP/DA social workers will assist the client in coordinating services by providing information and developing a plan of care to assist the client in remaining in their home.
- In Home Aide Services- Assistance with personal care and basic tasks in the home, as well as companionship and supervision.
- Preparation/ Delivery of meals
- Respite Care- for relief for primary caregivers
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
- Home Mobility Aides
- Telephone Alert
- Adult Day Health Care
- Any regular Medicaid services the client in entitled to
How are services paid for?
CAP/DA is a Medicaid funded program and is intended for individuals who have very limited financial resources. CAP/DA is a waiver program and as such, differs from regular Medicaid. The most significant difference is that eligibility is determined by the income and assets of the client only. In some instances a client may be required to pay a monthly deductible toward their cost of care. Your Medicaid eligibility specialist can tell you if this will apply to you and to what extent.
How do I apply?
To apply for CAP/DA services you can call 455-2747 and speak to any of the CAP/DA staff. When calling to apply be prepared to give basic information about medical/ health needs as well as income and insurance information.
Can someone apply for me?
We are happy to take referrals from individuals acting on behalf of family members or patients.
Is there a waiting list?
Yes. At this time we do have a waiting list for services however you are encouraged to apply. The waiting list is on a first come first served basis.
When are you open?
We are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Who can I contact with questions?
The supervisor of the program is Mary Avery. She can be reached by phone at (910)455-2747 or by emailing her at mailto:email@example.com. If she is not available, any CAP/DA social worker should be able to answer questions about the program.