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Level I, II and III aide services are aimed at preventing deterioration of functional capacity, to prevent abuse, neglect and/or exploitation, and avoid premature institutional care by assisting individuals in maintaining themselves in their own homes as long as possible. 

Personal care services must be provided by home care agencies licensed by the Division of Health Service Regulation. Some individuals may require personal care and home management assistance to be able to remain safely in their home settings.

Council on Aging of Buncombe County subcontracts with local agencies who provide direct care to individuals who are eligible for the program. We provide social support and provider assistance to individuals in Buncombe County age 60 and over so that they may attain and maintain self-sufficiency and quality of life.

Clients receive an average of 10 hours of care per week through this grant-funded program; these services do not include around-the-clock care.

Care Management & Wraparound Services

There may be a waitlist for aide services, however Council on Aging of Buncombe County is committed to helping you navigate available resources once your need and options have been identified. We ensure each individual has a care assessment, appropriate follow-up and care management.

For more information please contact Kim Moore or call (828) 277-8288 Ext. 1309.

Personal Care & Home Management

In-Home Aide services help individuals who have functional, physical or mental impairments accomplish their daily activities.
Personal care assistance includes:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Feeding
  • Ambulation

Home management assistance may include:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shopping

Funding comes from the Home & Community Care Block Grant.

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