The Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP/C) provides home and community based services to medically fragile children under age 21 in North Carolina. These children are at risk for long
term hospital care or nursing home care because of their medical needs and CAP/C provides in-home programs that allow them to stay at home with their families. Examples of those who may be eligible for CAP/C include children with ventilators, tracheostomies, feeding tubes, and those experiencing severe seizures. It is also available to children who need help with activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting when they not able to do or learn these tasks independently because of their medical needs.