NC NOVANC New Organizational Vision Award (NC NOVA) is a special state license that honors excellence in the workplace for people employed by home care agencies, adult care homes and nursing homes. It recognizes those who provide better care for our loved ones.

NC NOVA is the first program of its kind in the country.  It was developed by a partner team that includes providers of care, workers, shoppers, state inspectors and teachers.

NC NOVA rewards home care agencies, adult care homes and nursing homes for meeting tough standards for their workers who give care.

When you need to find long-term care for a family member, a well-trained staff worker is the key to getting the best quality care.

To receive the NC NOVA license, you must have:

How to Apply

Any licensed long-term care or licensed home care provider in good standing may seek NC NOVA licensing. The process has these steps:

  1. The provider sends in proof to show that they meet NC NOVA’s difficult, voluntary standards.
  2. The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence reviews the application and, if in order, schedules a visit.
  3. Workers that give care and other staff workers have private interviews during the visit.
  4. The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence makes its decision.
  5. N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation gives an NC NOVA license, which is good for two years.

Applications are found online at NC NOVA.

Current NC NOVA recipients
Facility/Agency  Street  City  Zip Code  County  Type  Date of Issuance 
Huntersville Oaks 12019 Verhoeff Drive Huntersville 28078 Mecklenburg Nursing Home June 1, 2009
Lutheran Home-Albemarle 24724 HWY 52 South Albemarle 28001 Stanley Nursing Home November 1, 2010
Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks 820 Klumac Road Salisbury 28144 Rowan Nursing Home October 1, 2010
Partners In Care 1919 Brunswick Avenue Charlotte 28207 Mecklenburg Home Care April 1, 2010
Silver Bluff, Inc. 100 Silver Bluff Drive Canton 28716 Haywood Nursing Home January 1, 2009
Sloop Cap/Avery Home Care Services 358 Beech Street Newland 28657 Avery Home Care August 1, 2009 
St. Joseph of the Pines 103 Gossman Drive Southern Pines 28387 Moore Nursing Home May 1, 2009
St. Joseph of the Pines, Inc. “dba” The Coventry, Licensee 105 Gossman Drive Southern Pines 28387 Moore Adult Care Home May 1, 2009
Well Spring 3560 Wildflower Dr. Greensboro 27410 Guilford Nursing Home April 1, 2009