The High Country Area Agency on Aging is the central hub for resources and support for older adults in the North Carolina High Country. Through our direct services and provider network, we offer home and community based solutions, family caregiver support, a long-term care ombudsman, advocacy, and health promotion and disease prevention classes.
The North Carolina Lifespan Respite Care Program is an application-based program that reimburses eligible family caregivers caring for individuals of any age for up to $500 in respite care services in a calendar year. Funding is limited, and applications are accepted only when funds are available. Learn more and apply
NC Lifespan Respite Voucher Program is now open for applications. Please review updated website information - updated July 2019. The application has an extra step - requiring both the Referring Agent signature and a final Caregiver Certification form to be signed by the Caregiver.