Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA)

Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA)

Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA)

The Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA) is a special Medicaid program under the Community Care Section of the Division of Medical Assistance. The program makes care at home a real possibility for many people who face nursing home placement.

CAP/DA exists to supplement rather than replace the formal and informal services and support already available to an individual. With good case management, a complete package of services and reliable informal support from family and friends, many individuals may remain safely at home at lower Medicaid cost than nursing facility care. The CAP/DA program is now available in all 100 counties.

Eligibility Requirements  

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Eligible for Medicaid 
  • Live in a private residence
  • Are at risk for intermediate or skilled nursing home placement
  • Resident of Harnett County

Who CAP/DA serves 

  • Person who lives in a private resident at risk of placement in a nursing facility, or lives in a nursing facility and desires to return to a private resident.
  • Person who needs supplemental services to remain safely at home
  • Person whose health, safety, and well-being can be maintained at home within the Medicaid cost limits
  • Person who desires CAP/DA services instead of institutional care

Services provided by CAP/DA

  • Case Management
  • In-Home Aide Service
  • Wavier supplies
  • Home Mobility Aids
  • Telephone Alert
  • Respite Care
  • Adult Day Health Care

For more information:  Marsha Johnson, CAP/DA Supervisor 910-814-6079 e-mail:

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