Daily Living Supports, Housing

Special Assistance Adult Care Home Special Care Unit Program


Services/Programs Description

The State/County Special Assistance for Adults Program helps
pay for room and board for older adult or adults with disabilities
who need to live or are currently in an adult care home but
cannot afford it.


Individuals with low income are potentially eligible if they are age 65 or older, or if they are 18 or older and under 65 and are disabled according to Social Security disability standards; see additional criteria on flyer


The maximum rate (set by the General Assembly) that adult care homes can charge an SA recipient for room and board in a Special Care Unit (SCU) for Alzheimer’s or related disorders is currently $1,515. The amount of an individual's benefit is determined by taking
the maximum rate and subtracting the individual's total
monthly countable income. A personal needs allowance of
$46 is added to the maximum rate to allow an individual
some spending money for clothes and other essentials each

Phone Number(s)


Work Together NC