Adult Services

Programs Offered

The Adult Services team provides a variety of supportive services designed to empower our customers to achieve their full potential. Adult Services offers programs for companion services and nursing home pre-screenings.

Companion Services is a program available to income eligible elderly and disabled adults who need help with basic daily living activities such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, medication monitoring, etc.


Nursing home pre-screening assessments are provided for those citizens who are age 65 years old or older, disabled adults or children who are in need of community based care, or require 24 hour care in a nursing home facility. A social worker and a health department nurse complete the pre-screening assessment. The assessment determines the individual's medical need for care. Pre-admission screenings are provided at no cost.

The Adult Services team also provides pre-screenings for assisted living facilities. To schedule a pre-admission screening, you may call the Dinwiddie Department of Social Services at (804) 469-4524, between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays and ask for Adult Services.

Medicaid is a resource to assist with nursing home and community based care costs.