What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in Nevada?

Which state department assist seniors in Nevada? There are three waivers for elderly persons, age 65 +, in Nevada.
Assisted Living (AL) Waiver The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) Assisted Living (AL) Waiver maximizes the independence of Nevada's frail elderly by providing assisted living supportive services to eligible individuals in a residential facility that offers 24-hour supervised care, individual living rooms, a kitchenette, sleeping area or bedroom, and contains private toilet facilities.
Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC) -
The purpose of this waiver is to offer individuals a less expensive alternative of supervised care in a residential setting.
Home and Community Based Waiver The Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division's Home and Community Based Waiver (HCBW - formerly CHIP) provides non-medical services to older persons to help them maintain independence in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement.

What is the best number to call to get started? Call (775) 687-4210.

Is there a website? http://dhhs.nv.gov and http://mhds.state.nv.us

Who Qualifies For Assistance?

Who qualifies for the elderly waiver in Nevada? All three Nevada aging waivers - The Frail Elderly Waiver; The Home and Community Based Waiver; and Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC)- share the following requirements:
1) Be 65 years of age or older.
2) Be at risk of institutionalization if services are not provided.
3) Be financially eligible (Must not exceed asset and income limits)

Additional Requirements For Each Waiver:
Assisted Living (AL) Waiver
- To qualify, a person must meet housing eligibility at an assisted living facility that receives a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).
Home and Community Based Waiver - No other requirements.
Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC) - To qualify, a person must be Functioning at an intermediate level of care. The person must also be able to walk unassisted, OR walk with a cane or walker, OR Transfer independently from a wheelchair. The person must also be able to protect his/her self in case of an emergency and possess average judgment.

Is There a Waiting List For Services?

How long is the elderly waiver waiting list in Nevada? There are currently 146 on waiting list for elderly waivers in Nevada.

What Services Are Offered & What Are The Service Limitations?

What services does the elderly Medicaid waiver program offer in Nevada?
Services vary by program.
Services By Waiver:
Assisted Living (AL) Waiver
- The Nevada AL waiver provides case management and personal care services.
Home and Community Based Waiver - The Nevada Home and Community Based Waiver provides the following services: Case Management; Personal Care; Homemaker; Social Adult Day Care; Adult Companion; Personal Emergency Response System (PERS); Chore Service; and Respite.
Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC) - The Nevada WEARC waiver provides case management and personal care services.

How Do You Select A Provider?

Who will provide my services?
Providers certified by the Aging and Disability Service Division will provide service.

Additional Information

- COPE Program - The Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division's Community Service Options Program for the Elderly (COPE) provides non-medical services to older persons to help them maintain independence in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement. This program is similar to the HCBW Program.
- Title XX Homemaker Program -The Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division's Homemaker Program is an essential community-based service based on the principle that in-home care can help preserve or improve the quality of the recipients' lives and reduce the need for unnecessary out-of-home care. The Homemaker Services are available statewide.

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Caring Nurses (702) 791-3729
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Family TIES of Nevada (702) 740-4200
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