Adult Care Home Case Management
Adult Home Care Licensure
Monitors family-care homes for the aged to ensure the safety of residents.
Adult Home Specialist Services
Assists adults and / or families in decision making and adjustment with out-of-home placements.
Aid to the Blind
Assists visually impaired individuals with eye certification, adjustment and self-support, orientation and mobility, training, in-home aide, resource and referral, and counseling services to ensure total integration into environment and community.
Guardianship & Payeeship
Court-appointed guardians assure health and safety for adults. Department of Social Services (DSS) serves as protective payee for those who are receiving Social Security or public assistance and are in jeopardy of being deprived of basic needs.
Individual / Family Adjustment Services
Services designed to offer assistance to individuals and family members in support of attempts to restructure or solidify the individual's environment.
In-Home Aide / Level III Home Management
In-home aides provide basic home management services to home-bound elderly and disabled individuals to avoid placement in institutional care.
Protective Services / Crisis Intervention
Protective services investigation and assessment provided to disabled adults regarding abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
DSS purchased transportation for income-eligible (Medicaid) clients through Wilkes Transportation Authority and Wilkes Senior Citizens. Elderly, disabled, and low-income persons were transported to human services agencies and to medical providers.