Resources

Nevada Caregiver Toolbox


We want to empower our caregivers.
Below is a directory of the foundational Nevada services available for building a healthy, happy life.

Alzheimer's Association of Northern and Southern Nevada


alz.org
800-272-3900
24/7 Helpline

Directory of Services:
Patient Support Services
[Click Here]
Recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? ALZ provides invaluable information on what to expect, future planning and self care.

  • Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s refers to those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s before the age of 65. To be diagnosed can be a unique and especially difficult experience. ALZ has a library of information dedicated to these special cases.

Caregiver Support Services
[Click Here]

Whether you provide daily care, work in a team or care about someone with dementia, ALZ provides numerous resources for caregivers during every stage of the disease. Support includes respite voucher services, support groups, role expectations and advice on future planning.

Patient & Caregiver Relationship Building
[Click Here]
ALZ creates strong, happy relationships between patients and their caregivers. The organization provides care consultations, education workshops, support groups and exciting opportunities to participate in studies.

  • EPIC (Early-Stage Partners In Care) is a current study designed to better prepare early-stage memory loss patients and their caregivers. Through educational workshops, this study hopes to reduce stress and prime families for any potential caregiving challenges.

Other Services

Nevada Senior Services

Adult Day Care Centers of Las Vegas and Henderson
nevadaseniorservices.org
702-648-3425

Adult Day Care
[Click Here for Overview]
Las Vegas: 702-648-3425
Henderson: 702-368-2273

Additional Patient Support

  • New Pathways Café is a 16 week session for those with early memory loss and their families. Program includes weekly discussions, art, music and memory strategy techniques.
  • The Connections Program is a weekly meeting for those with moderate memory loss and their families. Program includes music, creative projects and friendly conversation.
  • Affordable Home Modifications are available via an experienced specialist. Modifications are made with the goal of helping you function safely and independently in your living space.
  • Case Management is available via a social service team. Consults include referrals, support, guidance and assistance with paperwork.
  • Lied Senior Living Apartments offer access to staff, a watchful eye and on-campus resources Monday through Saturday.

Caregiver Support Services

  • In-Home Respite Program provides 4 hours a week of non-medical, in-home respite care for live-in caregivers.
  • Caregiver Support Groups are available bimonthly.
  • *Free* RCI Caregiver Reach Course provides evidence-based education, a focus on safety for the patient, support for the caregiver and skill building to help caregivers manage difficult patient behaviors and decrease their own stress.
  • Care Partner Institute can be contacted for information and assistance regarding public benefits, programs and services.
Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division


http://adsd.nv.gov/

The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) in the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, represents Nevada’s elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs.

Aging and Disability Services Offices:

  • Elko
    1010 Ruby Vista Drive, Suite 104
    Elko, NV 89801
    (775) 738-1966
  • Las Vegas
    1860 East Sahara Avenue
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    (702) 486-3545
  • Reno
    9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 200
    Reno, NV 89521
    (775) 687-0800

To report suspected elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, isolation, abandonment, and/or facility complaints to the Elder Rights Intake unit:

  • Clark County/Las Vegas: 702-486-6930
  • Greater State Area: 888-729-0571
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

 

www.my.clevelandclinic.org/locations/nevada
800-223-2273
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a medical center dedicated solely to the pursuit of more effective treatments for brain diseases.

Caregiver Support Groups
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The memory loss support group is one of several open to the community and offered FREE of charge at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. All groups meet under the guidance of a trained professional, but the topics discussed are subject to the participants. Meetings comprise regular attendees as well as new people who are always joining. Information shared is kept strictly confidential.

  • Memory Loss:
  • Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD) and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

For general questions:
FamilyServicesNV@ccf.org

Clinical Research
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Our center continuously has exciting opportunities to conduct clinical trials in search of new treatments and diagnostic approaches for patients with Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as frontotemporal dementia and multiple sclerosis.
At your next visit, ask your doctor if participating in a clinical trial is right for you!

Contact:
855-LOU-RUVO
healthybrains@ccf.org

Counseling
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Our counselors are specially trained in the management of both the physical and emotional strains of disease; specifically, of brain disorders. Counseling can also help participants improve communication, think honestly about the future, and learn practical self-care skills.

Contact:
Joanne Fairchild
702-483-6006
FamilyServicesNV@ccf.org

Lynne Ruffin-Smith Library
[Click Here]

The lending library is an oasis for patients and family members who want to learn as much as they can about care and coping mechanisms.

Walk-in Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Featuring books, pamphlets, online resources and e-books.

To register and obtain a library card number:
702-483-6033
LouRuvoLibrary@ccf.org

Access to Healthcare Network

www.accesstohealthcare.org
877-861-1893

The Access to Healthcare Network administers the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC’s) for Washoe, Carson, Mineral, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Lander, Humboldt, White Pine and Storey counties. ADRC’s provide unbiased, reliable information and counseling to individuals with all levels of income. ADRC’s serve older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, veterans and their families.

Northern Nevada Aging and Disability Resource Center
[Click Here]
Provides:

  • Resource and referral information
  • SNAP and food bank information
  • Medicare, Medicaid
  • Caregiver support
  • Independent living services
  • Home modifications
  • Financial planning
  • And more!
Nevada Rural Respite Services

www.nevadaruralrsvp.org
775-687-4680

Nevada Rural Respite Services’ (RSVP) mission is to help homebound, low-income seniors remain independent. RSVP also coordinates a volunteer network of seniors who use their skills and talents to address community needs.

Independent Living Services
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Include:

  • Transportation
  • Home Companion
  • CARE Law Program
  • Emergency Response System
  • Farmer’s Market Coupons
  • Respite Care
  • And more!

Veterans Volunteers In Partnership (VIP) Program offers support to Veterans in need, as well as recruits Veterans to volunteer to help other seniors and Veterans.

Printable Toolbox List

Print, file away or hang it on your fridge! We want you to always remember that support is out there.

Aging & Disability Resources

Nevada Care Connection is our state’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) program. ADRCs serve as a single point of entry into the long term support system for individuals with functional limitations and their families. We want to identify your needs, provide high value information and help you access benefits.

Step One: Connect

Ready to find new ways to improve your life quality? Great! Let’s establish your needs. Connect with a Resource Center or take our Self Assessment to get started.

Step Two: Visit and Call 211

Nevada 2-1-1 is a program of Money Management International. Their organization offers a wealth of information on state and local health and human services. [Click here] to visit a directory.

If you’d like to speak directly to someone, we encourage you to give their team a call. They can answer any questions you may have as well as assess your needs over the phone. Call 2-1-1 to get information now!

Step Three: Explore

Have you already tapped into our foundational resources? Looking for a specific service? Wanting to go more in-depth in your search? Explore specific types of services and learn more about what Nevada has to offer.

Alzheimer's Information

Interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s? This neurodegenerative disease can seem intimidating to understand and tackle. We’re here to make the journey more comfortable. For more information on the symptoms and stages of Alzheimer’s, click here.

Elko Washoe Winnemucca/Humboldt Clark Nye Lincoln White Pine Esmeralda Eureka Lander Pershing Churchill Storey Carson City Douglas Lyon Mineral