Knowledge Base

2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures
This 2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures factsheet provides US statistics data related to Alzheimer's disease. Data includes prevalence, mortality, caregiving and use, and costs of care and services.
A Consumer's Guide to NC Medicaid Programs for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled
This handbook provides information about the Adult Medicaid programs in North Carolina. It gives an overview of the programs, eligibility requirements, and the covered services.
A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
Assistive Technology Exchange Post
The Assistive Technology Exchange Post is a program designed to facilitate equipment exchange between individuals. The goal of the program is to put AT equipment that is not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from it.
This website, developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging, provides a web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.
Caregiver List
If you are looking for a local caregiver to provide assistance and caregiver relief, please take a look at our Sitters Lists for Chatham and Orange counties.
Carolina ACCESS Teaching Tool
This PDF explains the benefits of Carolina ACCESS, which is the highest benefit for Medicaid recipients eligible to be enrolled.
Choosing Long Term Care: Tools for Decision Making
The following presentation by the Chatham County Council on Aging describes the tools and resources available to aid in the selection of a long term care plan. The presentation includes information about housing, Medicare, long-term care insurance, and the long-term care ombudsmen program.
Community Care of North Carolina/Carolina ACCESS
CCNC/CA is North Carolina’s Medicaid managed care program. It provides you with a medical home and a primary care provider (PCP) who will coordinate your medical care. This NC Division of Medical Assistance website provides eligibility and enrollment information.
Cornell University: Person-Centered Planning Education Site
This website provides an overview of the person-centered planning process and a self-study course covering the basic processes involved. Connecting the Disability Community to Information & Opportunities is an online resource to provide people with disabilities, their family members, employers, service providers, educators and others with information about benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employement, health, housing, technology and transportation.
Find and Compare Nursing Homes
This tool is part of the website and provides detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country and allows you to find and compare facilities in your area.
Finding Housing Resources
The lack of affordable and accessible housing in North Carolina remains a significant barrier to meeting the needs of the extremely low income households, the elderly and persons with disabilities. This PDF provides information about housing resources in your community.
Full Circle of Care
This website provides caregivers with support, education, information and assistance needed to keep older family members living at home in a secure and loving environment for as long as possible.
Health Care Quality and Safety Resources
This UNC Health Care resource provides links to national and state health care quality and safety resources.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added new data to to provide further consumer information about hospitals, including quality of care available in outpatient and emergency departments.
Healthy Carolinians Directory of Mental Health Services
This Directory was produced by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee of Healthy Carolinians of Orange County. It includes general information about state and county mental health services including emergency and crisis services, governmental and non-governmental agencies and a listing of private mental health providers in Orange, Person, Chatham and Durham Counties.
IDEA: Building the Legacy of IDEA 2004
This website features information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities. Information is grouped into Part C (ages birth-2) and Part B (ages 3-21).
Impact: Feature Issue on Aging and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This special issue of Impact Newsletter offers practical and challenging perspectives on supporting aging adults with disabilities and their families. Its articles from individuals with disabilities, service providers, advocates, family members, and researchers cover topics ranging from family relationships, spirituality, and health, to community inclusion, futures planning, and "what growing older means to me."
Licensed Facilities
This NC Division of Health Service Regulation website provides a listing of licensed facilities by the type of service they provide their clients.
Long-term Care Partnership Legislation Signed by Governor Perdue
This press release announces the signing of Senate Bill 1193 by Governor Bev Perdue and describes the long-term care partnership implemented through the bill.
Medical Eye Care Program
Since April 1, 2009 the Division of Services for the Blind's Medical Eye Care Program has been providing eye exams, eye-related treatment/surgery of an emergency nature and some eye medications. This letter provides more information about the Medical Eye Care Program.
Medicare Savings Programs
The March 2011 SHIIP Monthly Column provides information about the Medicare savings programs available for low-income beneficiaries.
N.C. Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
The Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (DSDHH) is in the vital position of providing the resources and linkages to programs all across the state to people with hearing loss. This is how the Division fulfills its mission of enabling equal access, effective communication and a better quality of life for the state's one million Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals.