The Adult Services Section offers services such as Adult Protective Services, Adult Placement Services, Guardianship Services (when ordered by the court), and Health Support Services to elderly or disabled adults and their families.
Disabled adults are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Moore County Department of Social Services receives and evaluates reports to determine whether disabled adults are in need of protective services and what services are needed (as required by Article 6, Chapter 108A of the North Carolina General Statutes).
Moore County DSS protects adults by:
Receiving reports and evaluating the need for protective services
Planning and counseling with the disabled adult, the family, or caregiver to identify, remedy, and prevent problems that result in abuse, neglect, or exploitation
Reporting evidence of mistreatment to the District Attorney and various regulatory agencies when appropriate
Initiating court action as necessary to protect the adult
Mobilizing essential services on behalf of the disabled adult
Disabled adults or disabled emancipated minors present in North Carolina who are reported to be abused, neglected, or exploited and in need of protective services are eligible to receive this service without regard to income.
If you have a concern that an elderly or disabled adult is being exploited, abused, or neglected or you would like more information about the broad array of services available to older and disabled adults and families in Moore County call us at 910-947-2436.