Who qualifies for placement in a nursing home/assisted living facility?
Placement in a nursing home or another facility begins with a conversation with the physician of the person seeking placement. Speaking with the physician and letting them know your concerns and talking about options is the best place to start. When selecting a facility, such as a nursing home, assisted living facility, etc, it is always best to tour the facility. It is recommended to do a “drop by visit” and see how the facility operates before scheduling the tour.

It is also recommended to view the facility’s last state survey results. The facility will also have the results readily available upon request. If you have any questions with the survey results have the administrator review it with you. For more information regarding assisted living facilities or skilled nursing facilities please visit the North Carolina Divison of Health Service website.

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2. How can I get dental care?
3. How do I download a Sports Form?
4. What is a sports physical?
5. I am a temporary resident of North Carolina. How can I get a refill on a prescription without an appointment?
6. I am concerned about a pregnant mother using illegal drugs. What do I do?
7. Are there any free services for Alzheimer’s patients and/or their care-givers?
8. Where are the public email accounts of all your employees?
9. How do you refer someone to your services? And is this Health Department for profit or non profit?
10. Why do I always experience chest pain, my neck tightening, wheezing, fatigue, and difficulty breathing when I smell cigarette smoke?
11. Are electronic cigarettes safe to use?
12. How do I quit smoking?
13. Do you offer services for opiate addicts?
14. Is it ok to bake and sell cupcakes from my home or do I need to use an industrial kitchen?
15. Are “shot bloks” good to eat when sick and low on energy?
16. How long does a stomach bug last?
17. Can a person be seen in your dental clinic, if they live in another county?
18. Does Health Department help individuals with eye doctor vouchers?
19. Who qualifies for placement in a nursing home/assisted living facility?
20. How do I get a birth certificate?
21. Does the Health Department keep a full death certificate for individuals? How do I get a copy?
22. Can someone from another county sign a death certificate?
23. What do you do if you have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?