The state of Nevada, through multiple collaborations is working hard to offer a range of tools to help support caregivers. If you would like to know more about any of these programs or have general questions about services in Nevada for your loved one, please contact your local Resource Center.
FREE, ongoing telephone based Information and Support for caregivers.
Care Consultation offers simple and practical solutions for caregivers of individuals, throughout the lifespan, living with a chronic condition. Care Consultants offer support to empower, educate and improve overall wellbeing for caregivers from the comfort of your home.
- Identifies and addresses care related concerns
- Provides support and empowerment through person centered coaching
- Develops a customized plan with action steps
- Accesses tools, resources and education to be a happy, healthy caregiver
BRI Care ConsultationTM is a licensed product of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.
Services are available throughout Nevada by calling 1-844-850-5114.
When you need a break, REST Trainers are ready to help.
Do you have a friend or family member who is willing to help you get the break you deserve? Do they need training? The REST CompanionTM course will give them the tools they need to provide the break you deserve and give you the peace of mind to know your loved one is in good hands. REST Companions receive training by certified trainers to provide quality, compassionate care.
- Receive training to prepare them to provide quality respite
- Provide support and assistance to caregivers
- Understand the unique needs of taking care of older adults and individuals with disabilities.
If you know someone who would like to support you and give you the break you need, we have REST Trainers available throughout Nevada. These volunteers have become REST Trainers to help you get quality, compassionate care for your loved one so you can recharge your batteries.
Do you have a professional organization that provides respite services? The REST Companion course can be used to train your staff too!
Connect and learn more by contacting a REST Trainer!
If you need help identifying a REST Companion, your local trainer may be able to help too!
The state of Nevada ranks #2 in the nation for the number of people with Dementia/Alzheimer's. Caring for someone with this disease is often a long, heartbreaking process...but, it does not have to be. People living with dementia are able to live happy and live well for many years, even after a diagnosis with the help of their care partners. Nevada has a toolbox of services to help people with dementia and their caregivers thrive in spite of the challenges they are facing.
Some of the tools available include:
- EPIC (Early Stage Partners in Care): An evidence based program that assists people with early stage memory loss and their care partners by providing free education and training workshops aimed at reducing stress, enhance well-being, and help manage challenges. EPIC is available through your local Alzheimer's Association chapter.
- REACH is a free program for family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. RCI REACH provides evidence-based education with a focus on safety for the individual, support for the caregivers, and skills building to help caregivers manage difficult behaviors and decrease their own stress. RCI REACH is an individually tailored program available in-home and by telephone. For more information, contact Nevada Senior Services at (702) 648-3425. *Available in southern Nevada only*
- CarePro is a caregiver support program for family caregivers of people with dementia or memory loss. Free workshops are available that will help you learn about dementia, how to manage your frustration and stress, how to communicate with your loved one, and how to take better care of your health. CarePRO is available through your local Alzheimer's Association.
FAQ's from Caregivers
1. I cannot work because of my caregiving duties. Is there financial assistance available to me for caring for my loved one?
Nevada does not have a program that provides funding specifically for family caregivers. Some of the state services offered to older adults and people with disabilities may offer an opportunity to reduce the burden of caregiving so family caregivers can continue working or even go back to work.
2. My loved one only wants me to provide personal care assistance. How can I be paid for this work?
Several public programs have an option for individuals who request it, to select a family member to be their caregiver. Once the individual is approved to receive services, the family member would have to apply for a job with one of the personal care agencies contracted with the state, then the individual would choose that agency to provide the services for them. The family member is paid for the care they provide (within the approved number of hours offered through the program) through the contracted agency. Note: Spouses and legal guardians are not eligible to be paid caregivers. For more information about the public program options, contact your local Nevada Care Connection Resource Center.
3. I am a caregiver for someone close to me, do I have to register in Nevada?
No, there is not a caregiver registry in Nevada. Only paid professional services must be licensed in Nevada. If you want to open your own personal care agency or home health agency, consult with the Nevada Bureau of Healthcare Quality and Compliance for licensing requirements.