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As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power.” At Senior Helpers, we see the truth in that saying all the time, when our clients and their families are informed, they feel empowered to decide what is best for their situations.

There is a wealth of resources available for senior citizens and their families, covering every topic from general care to specific illnesses. Learn from these resources to make informed decision about your family’s needs. The more informed you are, the better we can serve you. We have gathered trusted, informative resources to help you find solutions to your senior home care needs.

Access to Healthcare-Local Services
Provides uninsured and under-insured Nevadans with access to medical treatment, including dental and vision, at greatly reduced prices.

Provides free colon cancer screenings.

Provides transportation to medical appointments, medical procedures, home after hospital stay, groceries from neighborhood Walmart, and any outings associated to individual's health and well-being.

Program provides access dental services, eye providers, and audiology services at a lower cost.

Provides Personal Healthcare Coordination to patients with unique medical conditions in order to improve medical outcomes.
 
4001 S. Virginia St. Suite F
Reno, Nevada 89502
(775) 507.4480
www.accesstohealthcare.org

Adopt a Vet Dental Program
Local dental care for veterans at no cost.

1301 Cordone Avenue Suite 100
Reno, Nevada 89502
(775) 470-8707
nndhp.org

Aging and Disability Services Division
Homemaker Program-A licensed social worker visits your home to discuss the amount of help you will need. Enables individuals to remain in their homes.
Long Term Care Ombudsman- Local program to ensure that long term facilities are being monitored and that residents are protected

3416 Goni Rd Suite D-132
Carson City, Nevada 89706
(775) 687-4210
adsd.nv.gov

ALS Support Group
Local monthly support group for individuals living with ALS, caregivers, and family members.

5538 Longlet Lane Suite B Reno Nevada 89511
702-777-0500
webnv.alsa.org

Alzheimer's Association of Northern Nevada
Provides local range of services for caregivers and people living with all forms of dementia. Programs include support groups, education classes, respite funding, a 24/7 helpline, and individual family care consultations.

1301 Cordone Ave #180 Reno Nevada 89502
(775) 786-8061
www.alz.org

American Lung Association of Nevada
Online & local support communities for lung cancer survivors and/or living with lung disease.

(702) 431-6333
www.lung.org

CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada

CARE Chest's Diabetic Supplies program distributes testing supplies, including blood-glucose monitors, test strips, syringes and lancets, as needed on a monthly basis for prescribed patients 

CARE Chest connects clients with resources like home and vehicle modifications and assistive technology in partnership with agencies including the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living. CARE Chest also administers a low-interest loan program to fund similar projects 

Medical equipment and supplies available. Durable medical equipment is loaned for as long as it is needed, and one-time use supplies can be re-ordered monthly. 

CARE Chest provides doctor-prescribed liquid medical nutrition, known medically as enteral products. Popular brands include Ensure, Glucerna (for diabetics) and Carnation Instant Breakfast. In partnership with regional pharmacies, CARE Chest clients can receive up to $100 annually as a supplement for the cost of emergency prescriptions or co-pays. Assistance is applied at the point of purchase.  

Various programs, classes, and resources offered to educate participants about health and wellness. 

7910 N. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89506
(775) 829-2273
carechest.org

Center for Healthy Aging

Helps educate and train caregivers, enhance wellness, and provide models of care that demonstrate efficiencies and cost savings while improving the quality of life for elders. 

11 Filmore Way
Reno, Nevada 89519
(775) 376-3210
www.addinglifetoyears.com

Community Foundation Family Estate Planning Series

Seven-week class taught in the Spring and Fall that goes over information for estate planning, wills, trusts, fiduciaries, power of attorney and more.

50 Washington St. Suite 300
Reno, Nevada 59503
(775) 333-5499
www.nevadafund.org

Community Services Agency (CSA)

Offers affordable housing to eligible seniors at various properties.

Free assistance to income-eligible applicant to reduce their utility bills by providing various energy conservation measures 

Offers free tax return preparation and electronic federal income tax filing assistance to income-eligible families 

Assists income eligible Nevadans with the cost of home energy. Eligible households receive a one-time per year benefit paid directly to their energy provider(s). 

1090 E 8th St.
Reno, Nevada 89512
(775) 786-6023

www.csareno.org

Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

Program that helps with supplement assistance with the home energy cost for qualifying low-income Nevadan 

2527 North Carson Street Suite 260
Carson City, Nevada 89706
(775) 684-0730

dwss.nv.gov

Long-Term Care Ombudsmen

Ombudsmen receive, investigate, and attempt to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents who reside in long-term care facilities. 

9670 Gateway Dr Suite 200
Reno, Nevada 89521
(775) 687-0800

adsd.nv.gov

Nevada Caregiver Support Center

Nevada Caregiver Support Center gives caregivers support for their personal well-being and aids them in regard to their caregiving responsibilities. 

Center for Molecular Medicine
Reno, Nevada 89512
(775) 784-4335

www.nevadacaregiver.unr.edu

Nevada POLST

Website providing resources and forms regarding advanced planning and end of life care. 

(775) 742-6766

www.nevadapolst.org

Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living

This program promotes socialization, independence, mobility, health and fitness improvement, and community integration. 

Loans items such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, and other durable medical equipment 

999 Pyramid Way
Sparks, Nevada 89431
(775) 353-3599

www.nncil.org

Northern Nevada Veterans Resource Center

Offers veterans and their family members case management and assistance in getting other public benefits as well as temporary financial assistance on behalf of veterans for rent payments, utility payments, security deposits and moving costs. 

419 W Plumb Ln
Reno, Nevada 89509
(775) 284-8387

vetsresource.org

Parkinson's Support Groups

Local support groups for individuals with or caring for people with Parkinson's Disease. 

(775) 328-1715

www.reno.va.gov

Reno Housing Authority: Senior Income Based Housing

Provides local vouchers to assist with rent for low-income seniors. 

1525 East Ninth Street
Reno, Nevada 89512
(775) 329-3630

www.renoha.org

Sanford Center for Aging-Outreach Programs

Volunteer service where a Senior Outreach Services (SOS) volunteer offers companionship and assistance with day-to-day needs of an elder so they can stay in their home as long as possible. 

Our specialty care clinic offers a "whole person" assessment and chronic care management services, provided by a multidisciplinary team, centered around the goals, strengths and needs of each client.

Offers programs working to familiarize elders with exercise and health education. 

Offers programs providing medication to individuals that meet certain requirements as well as providing education about prescription medication and the proper way to manage it. 

Center for Molecular Medicine Room 150                                                                          1664 N Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada 89557
(775) 784-1583

med.unr.edu

Washoe County Senior Services -Outreach Programs

Washoe County Senior Services offers information and resources regarding activities, classes, and events open to the senior community. 

Homemaker program provides light housekeeping and chore assistance to individuals, age 60 and older, who are unable to perform the service due to identified functional deficiencies and because they are in need of a support system to provide essential homemaker services. 

1155 E 9th St.
Reno, Nevada 89512
(775) 328-2575

www.washoecounty.us

Washoe County: Daybreak Adult Daybreak Program

Daily care for seniors and disabled individuals including activities, a snack/ meal, and several health and social services. 

1155 E 9th St
Reno, Nevada 89512
(775) 328-2592

www.washoecounty.us

Washoe County: Senior Services Representative Payee Program

Appoints a representative to manage the funds for seniors who are no longer able to manage their own funds. 

1155 E 9th St.
Reno, Nevada 89512
(775) 328-2591

www.washoecounty.us

Washoe Senior Ride/ Taxi Bucks Program

Access to anywhere within the RTC bus routes, however some areas cannot be accessed. Certain cabs also accept taxi bucks, the individual receives coupons to use with any taxi service that may accept this form of payment. 

1155 E. 9th St.
Reno,Nevada 89512
(775) 328-2575

www.rtcwashoe.com

AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. They are dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.
 

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

The AFA seeks to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.
 

Medicare.gov

It is a common misconception that Medicare covers the cost of all long term care once you hit the age of 65. This, unfortunately, is not the case. Medicare.gov is a great resource to learn the types of care that are covered by Medicare, and where you may need to plan for supplementary insurance or funding to cover healthcare costs.
 

National Council on Aging

Tips, tools and resources to help older adults and caregivers of seniors to stay independent.
 

The Parkinson's Foundation

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. Here they share some things to consider when additional help is needed.
 

Paying for Care- Long Term Care Funding Options

How people pay for long-term care—whether they receive care at home or in a hospital, assisted living facility, or nursing home—depends on their financial situation and the type of care they need. Many people may rely on a variety of payment sources, including personal funds (“out-of-pocket”), government programs, and private financing options. This overview from the National Institute on Aging provides a good summary
 

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with affiliate locations across the United States offering a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum to support improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease. Find a class in your area today.
 

Teepa Snow- Positive Approach to Care

Senior Helpers is honored to partner with dementia care expert Teepa Snow, a nationally renowned leader in the senior care industry with more than 30 years’ experience. Read more about Teepa here.