Lincoln County Resources

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Advocacy

Disability Rights NC

Purpose: Part of a nationwide disability rights protection network that provides legal and advocacy services to all people with disabilities in North Carolina; investigates complaints; pursues legal remedies for protection; reviews and recommends changes in laws; aids and assists local advocacy programs; monitors state-operated facilities; and advises and assists on employment issues.

Services Provided: Provides advocacy services to any citizen of NC who has a physical or mental condition that substantially limits at least on major life activity and who falls within the agency's priorities and case selection criteria as set by the board each year. Information source for the Social Security Disability or SSI programs.

Website: http://www.disabilityrightsnc.org/

County of Lincoln Offices

Lincoln County Department of Social Services-Adult Services Unit

Purpose: Responsible for the provision of services to adults, aged, and disabled 18 years or older. These adults may reside in their own homes or in facilities and in need of assistance to maintain the quality of their lives for as long as possible.

Services Provided: Services include: Adult Protective, Guardianship, General, CAP-DA, In-Home Aide, placement, Adult Care Home Case Management, and Transportation. Adult Home Specialist is responsible for the routine monitoring of licensed facilities to ensure compliance with the rules according to General Statute 131D-2(b)(1a). Special Assistance/In Home provides a choice for those who are facing rest home placement.

Website: http://www.lincolncounty.org/

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services

Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center

Purpose: To provide services for people of all ages with speech, language and hearing handicaps; to provide the opportunity for all people to communicate as effectively as their abilities all; and to provide professional and lay education related to these communicative disorders.

Services Provided: Hearing screenings and evaluations, hearing aid sales and service, hearing aid evaluations and checks, impedance testing, industry hearing tests, speech screenings, evaluations and therapy, consultations, special diagnostic testing and electroacoustic analysis of hearing aids, and provide business and personal communication services for employees who wish to or need to improve their diction, increase their verbal assertiveness of modify an ethnic or social dialect.

Website: http://charlottespeechhearing.com/

North Carolina Division of Services for Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

Purpose: To provide hearing aids and other assistive devices to people with hearing loss.

Services Provided: Hearing aids and other assistive devices, advocacy, assistance with accessing community resources.

Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsdhh

Food/Clothing/Household/Meals

Christian Ministry of Lincoln County North Carolina

Purpose: To serve the needs of the people of Lincoln county in the name of Jesus Christ, through the cooperative efforts of our churches.

Services Provided: Provides food boxes, financial assistance as able for heat, utilities, rent, medical needs, and other necessities. Furnish household items, quilts, blankets, clothing through Good Neighbor Shop, nursing home ministry, home meals, Christmas Fund, Soup Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels.

East Lincoln Christian Ministry

Purpose: Express through fellowship, service, and action the essential unity of the Christian church. Identify, research, and support charitable services to the citizens of East Lincoln County: identifying at-risk individuals, providing direct support, and/or directing them to agencies that will meet their needs. To provide an interdenominational agency for cooperation among the churches that may achieve more effectively the objectives of the Christian faith for which…

Services Provided: Home meals, food, medicine, limited financial assistance per year for crisis help, clothes, household goods, heating oil, education. After school program for at risk Rock Springs and Catawba Springs K-3 with referral from social services. The Closet, Wayne's 2nd Friday Feast, and Senior Ministry scheduled monthly.

Lincoln County Department of Social Services

Purpose: To help families buy food that is needed for good health and nutrition using a combination of food stamps and money.

Services Provided: Food Stamps, Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP), Crisis Intervention Assistance (CIP)

Website: www.lincolncounty.org

Lincoln County Health and Wellness Club

Purpose: To provide nutrition services to Lincoln County seniors age 60 and over.

Services Provided: 12 meal vouchers per month to use at local participating restaurants; nutrition education and information and other supportive services offered.

Website: www.lincolncounty.org

Health Clinics/Health Department

Helping Hands Health Clinic

Purpose: To meet the healthcare needs of Lincoln County residents who do not have any other means to pay for their healthcare needs.

Services Provided: Traditional primary care (health maintenance, and acute and chronic disease care) provided by physicians and mid-level providers, they also provide pharmacy services, behavioral/mental health counseling, chronic disease education programs (in diabetes, asthma, and weight loss), nutritional counseling, medication counseling, and a medication assistance program as well as case management programs.

Lincoln County Health Department

Purpose: Preventive health services, screening exams, vaccinations

Services Provided: Immunizations for children and adults, male and female annual examinations, chronic diseases treatment (hypertension, diabetes, etc.), cancer screening, and limited diagnostic testing.

Website: www.lincolncounty.org

Lincoln county health department general clinic

Purpose: Walk-in clinic for services listed.

Services Provided: Blood pressure (with doctor order), blood sugar (with doctor order), Tetanus, Hep A, Hep B, college vaccines, baby vaccines, lice check, Mantoux, pregnancy test

Website: www.lincolncounty.org

Lincoln County Health Department-NC Oral Health Section

Purpose: To promote conditions in which all NC citizens can achieve optimal oral health. The goal is to work towards a decay-free generation of NC children.

Services Provided: Education, promotion, prevention, oral health assessments, and access to dental care

Website: www.lincolncounty.org

Hospice Services

Catawba Regional Hospice

Purpose: To provide quality compassionate palliative health care and support services to individuals and families facing life threatening illnesses, enabling them to experience the end of life with grace and dignity.

Services Provided: TERMINAL HOME CARE: Specialized interdisciplinary team of professionals devoted to the needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Care can be provided in our Hospice House or at home. Our patients are referred by their physician, have a life expectancy of 6 months or less, and live within the service area. Children Bereavement Services, Community Bereavement, Community Education, End of Life Issues-living wills…

Website: https://www.catawbaregionalhospice.org/

Hospitals/Rehabilitation

Carolinas Medical Center-Denver Clinic/Rehab

Purpose: To provide rehabilitative services

Services Provided: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and pediatric therapy.

Website: www.carolinashealthcare.org

Carolinas Medical Center-Diabetes Education

Purpose: To provide a comprehensive education program for patients with disabilities to help the patient achieve the best possible diabetes control.

Services Provided: Individual assessment and instruction in basic and advanced self-management skills; group session or individual follow-up counseling; call-in consultation as questions arise; monthly support sessions at no charge.

Website: www.carolinashealthcare.org

Carolinas Medical Center-Healthy At Home

Purpose: Healthcare

Services Provided: Home care

Website: www.carolinashealthcare.org

Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln

Purpose: Provide healthcare to the Lincoln County community

Services Provided: Acute care

Website: www.carolinashealthcare.org

Carolinas Medical Center-Lincolnton Adult Clinic/Rehab

Purpose: To provide rehabilitative services

Services Provided: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and pediatric therapy

Website: http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/locations/carolinas-healthcare-system-lincoln

Caromont Regional Medical Center

Purpose: Acute care hospital

Services Provided: Emergency center, maternity care, coronary care, adolescent adult and geriatric psychiatry, pediatric service, intensive care units, day surgery, sleep studies laboratory, speech and hearing disorders center, community education, radiation therapy, open heart surgery, volunteer services, home health care, classes in prenatal sibling readiness, Lamaze, and epidural are available. Special support groups.

Website: http://www.caromonthealth.org/Locations/Hospitals/CaroMont-Regional-Medical-Center.aspx

Catawba Valley Medical Center

Purpose: To provide quality health care, to promote the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the public, to be a leader of health education, wellness services, preventive medicine, and acute care throughout Catawba Valley and surrounding areas.

Services Provided: Comprehensive Centers: Cancer, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, heart, Neurosciences, Psychiatric, Women's and Childrens' Services

Website: https://catawbavalleymedical.org/

Frye Regional Medical Center

Purpose: To recognize employees as its greatest asset, customer satisfaction as its greatest commitments, and quality care as its greatest accomplishment

Services Provided: A full range of clinical services, Frye Auxiliary Cancer Resource Center, hospitality house, and volunteer opportunities

Website: http://www.fryemedctr.com/

Housing

Bailey Springs Apartments

Purpose: To provide housing for older adults 55 and ove

Services Provided: Housing, yard maintenance, health presentations and vital signs checks, social activities

HIllside Apartments

Purpose: To provide low income housing to elderly and disabled population

Services Provided: Housing, supportive services-social activities twice a month.

Lincolnton Housing Authority

Purpose: Affordable rental housing

Services Provided: Public housing, Section 8 housing choice voucher (tenant based)

Lutherhaus Apartments

Purpose: Property (non-profit for the elderly, handicapped, and disabled)

Services Provided: Van comes for residents who need transportation. Christian Ministries delivers meals to those in need. Nursing facilities are not on the property.

Oakland Mill Apartments

Purpose: To provide affordable housing to adults age 55 and over

Services Provided: Housing, lawn maintenance. No smoking allowed in units.

Riverside Apartments

Purpose: Housing for the elderly, handicapped, or disabled

Services Provided: Housing for the elderly, handicapped or disabled

Woodmont Apartments

Purpose: Providing better housing for middle income people

Services Provided: Housing

Legal Issues

Legal Aid of north carolina-senior legal helpline

Purpose: To provide legal services (non-criminal matters) to North Carolina residents age 60 and older.

Services Provided: High quality telephone advice, brief service for problem resolution (letter writing, telephone calls, review of legal documents, and referrals to local legal aid providers when additional services are needed.

Website: www.legalaidnc.org

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont

Purpose: Provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals

Services Provided: Representation in domestic violence, public benefits, landlord-tenant, consumer fraud, bankruptcy, and unemployment compensation cases

Website: http://www.lssp.org/

Long Term Care/Rehab facilities

Boger City Rest Home

Purpose: To provide care for the elderly.

Services Provided: Assist with daily living needs, provide 3 meals per day, administer medications, transport residents, and plan daily activities.

Website: http://www.assistedliving.com/north-carolina/lincolnton/boger-city-rest-home/

Brian Center Health and Retirement

Purpose: To provide skilled nursing or intermediate care, and/or rest home (retirement) services

Services Provided: 24-hour nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, meals, housekeeping, laundry services, activities, and podiatry

Website: http://www.savaseniorcare.com/

Carillon Assisted Living

Purpose: At Carillon, we have a passion for nurturing the independence and well-being of seniors. Our passion inspires us to set a new standard of excellence for assisted living homes and senior services in North Carolina. Our communities are places where seniors go not to age gracefully, but to live well. Our care is designed to exceed expectations, rather than simply meet a need.

Services Provided: Assisted living, Respite/Alzheimer's Respite Care

Website: http://www.carillonassistedliving.com/

Heath House

Purpose: To provide an assisted living community

Services Provided: Assisted living facility providing housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and recreational activities

Website: http://www.depaul.org/Senior-Assisted-Living-Heath-House-Lincolnton-NC.aspx

Lakewood Care Center

Purpose: Assisted living offers intermediate care for individuals who cannot reside on their own in an independent living, but do not need the full-time healthcare services of a nursing home.

Services Provided: Provide care to elderly people who need help with daily tasks such as meal preparation, mobility, bathing or dressing. Assisted living centers do not provide housing for elders with sever medical conditions that require medical care and monitoring from a doctor or registered nurse.

Website: http://www.assistedliving.com/north-carolina/denver/lakewood-care-center/

Lincolnton Rehabilitation

Purpose: Skilled health care

Services Provided: Lubacute, Long Term, Respite, Hospice and Dementia Care

Website: http://www.lincolntonrehab.com/

Wexford House

Purpose: To provide an assisted living community

Services Provided: Additional services include: housekeeping, laundry, transportation and activities for residents

Website: http://www.depaul.org/Senior-Assisted-Living-Wexford-House-Denver-NC.aspx

Medicaid/Social Security/Medicare Information

LIncoln County Department of Social Services-Adult Medicaid Unit

Purpose: Works with aged, blind, and disabled individuals who have no minor children in their home

Services Provided: Medicaid for Adults, Private Living Arrangement, Long Term Care Arrangement, Community Alternatives Program, and nursing/rest home placement

Website: http://www.lincolncounty.org/index.aspx?NID=273

Frye Regional Substance Abuse Services

Purpose: To serve medical detox and dual-diagnosed patients as part of Frye's comprehensive inpatient treatment for adults

Services Provided: Medical detoxification, assessments, group therapy, individual and family counseling, 12-step programs, alcohol and drug education, and comprehensive aftercare planning

Website: www.fryemedctr.com

NCSHIIP Program (Cooperative Extension Office)

Purpose: To provide information/counseling about Medicare and related programs to NC residents.

Services Provided: Information on website about Medicare and related programs, including Low Income Subsidy (Extra Help for Prescription Drug Costs), supplements and Part D plans. Local counselors available to help Medicare beneficiaries determine which Medicare products best suit their needs.

Website: www.ncshiip.com

Social Security Commission

Purpose: Administers social benefits including retirement, survivors, disability, Medicare and Supplemental Security Income

Services Provided: Take and process applications for all of the named benefits. In addition, make necessary changes to records, i.e., changes to name and address.

Website: www.ssa.gov

Transportation

TLC (Transportation Services of LIncoln County)

Purpose: To provide in-county transportation to the citizens of Lincoln County.

Services Provided: Van transportation for errands and medical appointments.

Website: www.lincolncounty.org

Veterans Services

VA Caregiver Support

Purpose: To provide services and support to veterans and family caregivers of veterans.

Services Provided: Caregiver Support Line, access to services, Caregiver Support Coordinators, Adult Day Health Care Centers, Home-Based Primary Care, Skilled Home Care, Homemaker and Home Health Aide Program, Home Telehealth, Respite Care, Home Hospice Care.

Website: www.caregiver.va.gov

Visually Impaired

North Carolina Division of Services for the blind-Lincolnton

Purpose: To assist blind and visually impaired individuals in becoming as independent as possible. To prevent blindness and restore sight when possible.

Services Provided:Counseling, Independent Living Skills Training, In-home Aide Services, and Medical Eye Care Services

Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsb

Vocal Rehabilitation

Vocal Rehabilitation-8th Ave

Purpose: Assists individuals with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment

Services Provided: Restoration, training, and job placement

Website: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dvrs

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