Our adult protective services in Jackson County, NC, are provided to defend vulnerable or disabled adults. On a 24/7 basis, we evaluate and assess reports of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of adults.
The Jackson County Department of Social Services is appointed by the Court as guardian for elderly or disabled persons who are mentally incompetent and unable to make informed decisions about their personal care and finances. When no other responsible individuals are available or ready to act on behalf of the adult, we are designated as guardians.
Adults with Medicaid approval can live safely in their homes thanks to the support services and monetary payments provided by SA/IH. As a result, this prevents them from being placed in an adult care facility.
The Jackson County Department of Social Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex (gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, national origin, religion, or political beliefs.