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Adult Services

The Adult Services Program assists adults with an impairment who need services or support to enhance self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Services offered include:

  • Home-based services (companion, chore, or homemaker)
  • Long-Term Care Services and Support (LTSS) Screenings
  • Assisted Living Facility (ALF) assessments and reassessments
  • Review of annual guardian reports
  • Adult foster care (provided by local option)

These services are provided by local departments of social services and are designed to help adults remain as independent as possible, preferably in their own home. The goal is to strengthen appropriate family and social supports and reduce the need for institutional placement.

Individuals Who May be Eligible for Services

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  • Adults who may need home-based services
  • Individuals who request a screening for Medicaid funded long-term services and supports
  • Adults who may qualify for Auxiliary Grant and need assessment for assisted living facility placement
  • Adults who need and request services to avoid institutionalization

How to Apply

Download the Application for Adult Services. It can be completed by the person seeking services or by someone acting on that person's behalf. The applicant's eligibility for services will be determined based on need, the availability of the services, and any financial eligibility requirements that apply.

Right to Appeal Action Related to Home-Based Services

If you have applied for, or are receiving home-based services, and disagree with an action taken by the local department of social services, you can request an appeal. You must request the appeal within thirty days (30) of receiving written notification of the action with which you disagree. (Code of Virginia §51.5-147)

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