In-Home Aide Services
Many elderly and disabled adults can not remain in their own homes without some
help with light household and personal care tasks. They often face unnecessary institutionalization
when a relative or a friend is not available to help. We offer an alternative –
the In-Home Aide Services Program. Through this program, paraprofessionals known
as In-Home Aides are employed by Forsyth County Department of Social Services. In-Home
Aide Services assist adults with essential home management tasks, personal care
tasks, or supervision to enable adults to remain and function effectively in their
homes for as long as possible. The services are not to replace the family in carrying
out their responsibilities to adults needing care and support.
Who Can Participate?
Elderly and disabled adults who meet the criteria for the target population may
be eligible for In-Homes Aide Services. The target population consists of adults
who are unable to carry out tasks essential to the activities of daily living or
the instrumental activities of daily living or both, and who do not have responsible
person available to perform these tasks and who need the service in order to remain
in their homes.
- Activities of Daily Living (ADL) include eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, bowel
and bladder control, transfers, ambulation and communication (ability to express
needs to others, speech, written word, signing, gestures, communication devices).
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) include meal preparation, cleaning,
money management, phone use, laundering, reading, writing, shopping and going to
necessary activities, and observation, recording and reporting of self-administered
When Can I Receive The Service?
The provision of In-Home Aide Service is subject to availability and adults are
placed on a Waiting List until services can be provided.
What Is The Cost?
All adults determined eligible to receive In-Home Aide Services may participate
in voluntary consumer contributions. Adults unable to donate to consumer contributions
will not be denied or terminated.
What Does In-Home Aide Services Accomplish?
Without In-Home Aide Services, many adults would be placed in long-term care facilities.
Through the program, clients are able to remain independent in familiar and meaningful
surroundings and eliminate costly institutional care.
For More Information
Contact Forsyth County Department of Social Services’ Adult Intake at
(336) 703-3501. Social Workers will assess the needs of every adult requesting
this service and make appropriate referrals within the agency and to community agencies