Council on Aging of Buncombe County’s In Home Aide Care Manager assists eligible clients in receiving no-cost companionship and personal care services through a needs discovery process, including service plans and care management to connect clients to carefully selected, subcontracted and licensed care providers for regular in-home care from trained professional caregivers (aides). These services could include meal preparation, light housekeeping, assistance with showers, mobility support, medication reminders, toileting, dressing and grooming. We provide wraparound services and support through our Resource Coordination team that address independence, safety, cost savings, and overall well-being for the individual with opportunities to receive additional services, such as: grab bars, nutrition services, benefits enrollment, help with health insurance, and caregiver support. In Home Aide services are designed to increase the likelihood that an individual can remain in their homes longer – as independently and safely as possible. With this service we also reduce social isolation, provide support to families, address environmental concerns, and create increased access to other home based opportunities for aging well in the community.
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.
Care Management & Wraparound Services
Council on Aging of Buncombe County provides 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 will be provided a set number of hours of care per week through this grant-funded program; these services do not include around-the-clock care. We subcontract with local agencies who provide direct care with
These services are aimed at preventing deterioration of functional capacity, preventing abuse, neglect & exploitation, & avoiding premature institutional care by assisting individuals in maintaining themselves in their own homes as long as possible. The program will also support family members
in carrying out their responsibilities for those individuals needing care or support.
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 (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:
Home management assistance may include:
Council on Aging of Buncombe County subcontracts with three local agencies who provide the direct care aides and supervision for In Home Aide clients:
Support for this program comes from the Home & Community Care Block Grant and Buncombe County Aging Service funds.