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Renown Health is committed to providing media with the latest news and events, national health trends and observances. Subject matter experts are available to discuss the following topics. Please contact Dan Davis at 775-982-6370 or ddavis2@renown.org to schedule an interview. Photos and video can also be made available.

INSIDE RENOWN HEALTH
• Hand Foot and Mouth Disease – During August, Washoe County School District and the Washoe County Health District issued warnings to parents of school children about hand, foot and mouth disease. A Renown Health pediatrician is available to answer questions about the disease and to suggest ways to prevent its spread.
• FastTrack ERs – The Emergency Rooms (ERs) at Renown Regional Medical Center and Renown South Meadows Medical Center now have the region’s first and only FastTrack ERs. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the system is designed to treat patients who need immediate attention for small emergencies including minor cuts and burns, allergic reactions and other minor injuries. A Renown Health representative is available to discuss how FastTrack ER will help improve a patient’s ER experience.
• Pathway to Excellence® – Both Renown Regional Medical Center and Renown South Meadows Medical Center have been recognized as the first two Pathway to Excellence® hospitals in Nevada by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This award honors a work environment designed to improve overall nursing satisfaction and retention of quality nursing staff. A Renown Health representative is available to discuss what this honor means for patient care.

NATIONAL TRENDS LOCALIZED
• Digital Accountability to Get Healthy – Getting exercise, eating right and losing weight always seems to be a challenge. Already connected to the digital world, people have turned to using social media tools and platforms to achieve their health goals. Renown Health has Healthy Tracks, an online program, to encourage employees to get screenings, exercise and eat nutritiously. A representative can speak on the benefits of digital accountability and how community members can become part of the Healthy Tracks challenge.
• Swallowing foreign objects – Each year, more than 100,000 cases of kids swallowing foreign objects are reported in the United States. Sometimes, the swallowed object may not harm a child at all. Other times, a doctor’s visit may be necessary. A Renown Health representative is available to talk about what to do if your child swallows something he or she should not.
• Dense breasts causing mammogram concerns – More women are learning from their physicians that they may have breasts too dense for mammograms to give a good picture. Women whose breast tissue is very dense have a greater risk of developing breast cancer than women whose breasts contain more fatty tissue. In addition, dense breast tissue makes spotting possible tumors on a mammogram more difficult. A Renown Health specialist can discuss other preventative measures and screenings women should take.

IMPORTANT HEALTH DATES/OBSERVANCES
• National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States ages 2 to 19 are obese or overweight. Nearly one third of America’s children are at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke. A pediatrician from Renown Health can discuss ways to prevent childhood obesity and keep children healthy.
• Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die annually from the disease. Ovarian Cancer is referred to as the silent killer because it usually is not discovered until its advanced stages. A gynecologist is available to talk about ways women can discover and effectively treat ovarian cancer early.
• Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Prostate Cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America affecting 1 in 6 men. Renown Institute for Cancer offers patients PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) screenings, da Vinci Robotic Surgery and leading radiation treatment options including TomoTherapy. Low-cost health screenings are offered every Wednesday. A local doctor is available to speak about this screening and cancer treatment options.

Seniors Citizens are a high priority in Washoe County

August 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Seniors Citizens are a high priority in Washoe County

Washoe County is experiencing a rapid demographic shift because of the aging of the “baby boom” generation. Like every community in America, we are evaluating how to provide services to the most vulnerable seniors.
 After an April 2, 2012 presentation by Washoe County Senior Services WCSS), the Joint Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, Reno City Council, Sparks City Council and Washoe County School District Board of Trustees requested that the Department prepare a report on the cost and benefit of increased funding.
 The Department offers both a $1.2 million and $2.4 million option.
 Please ask your elected officials, in-person, by letter or e-mail, and in testimony at public hearings to support the proposal. The following is a summary:

Washoe County, like all of the United States, is seeing the “Baby Boomers” turn 60 in unprecedented numbers. This demographic shift is having a dramatic impact on seniors, families and our community.
 The senior population is growing faster than any other segment of the Washoe County community; 25% are now over 55, with the age group 55-64 years absorbing 27.3% of all County population growth over the last decade.
Washoe County Senior Services (WCSS) is not able to meet the needs of the rapidly growing number of vulnerable seniors.
 Today, Washoe County Senior Services assists only 8% of the more than 71,000 County residents over the age of 60. We are forecast to have as many as 93,000 over 60 by 2016.
 The Washoe County Senior Center, 9th and Sutro, is 34 years old, and over half of its Meals on Wheels delivery vehicles are over 10 years old.
 In 1985, when voters approved the $.01 Senior Citizens ad valorem Fund in perpetuity, it was believed to be adequate for all future facility, program and service needs. Because of increasing costs, the addition of essential programs and above all, population growth, this is no longer true.
 Almost all Washoe County Senior Services programs have a waiting list.
Washoe County Senior Services helps “Bend the Curve” of health and long term care costs by keeping seniors active, involved and independent.
 Planning to prepare the community for an aging society; leverage new resources.
 Senior Centers operated in partnership with cities and GID that provide classes, activities and events; volunteer opportunities.
 Congregate Meals at 8 locations in senior centers and public housing.
 Outreach and early intervention programs to connect seniors to services as early as possible.
 “Help Line” – Aging and Disability Resource Center – provides information, advice and counseling about health and long term care.
 Social Services, including case management, nursing, Home Delivered Meals and in-home care for the most vulnerable.
 Senior Law for legal matters including advance directives, public benefits appeals, elder law, and housing counseling.
 DayBreak Adult Day is an alternate to nursing home care.
Seniors and their families need help managing the maze of services and choices; many seniors are not able to pay for the services they need
 Almost every Washoe County family will be faced with providing care for aging parents and relatives. Most are not prepared.
 In a 2006 Washoe County needs assessment, only 34% of all seniors said that they could afford to pay for their own care.
WCSS low cost supportive services reduce public expenses by keeping people healthier, longer, supporting independent living in their homes and by delaying or preventing institutionalization. The additional funding would provide services and reduce other costs:
 Congregate Meal sites and Senior Centers
• 20% of the 2,100 seniors report that it is their only meal of the day.
• Site managers, which were eliminated in previous budget cuts, would be restored for all meal sites.
• Provide clerical and social work support for senior centers.
 WCSS “Help Line” provides counseling on long term care and health care options, empowering seniors to make an informed choice on decisions that affect their entire family.
• Expert information, advice and counseling would be available to an additional 5,500 seniors and family members per year.
 Case management and visiting nurse
• An additional 350 seniors would receive medication management, help with medical professionals and an in-home nursing assessment.
• An additional 600 seniors would be assisted by a case manager to coordinate care and arrange for services.
• An additional 400 low-income seniors would get in-home services, such as home care, personal care and escorted transportation that are not available elsewhere.
 Home Delivered Meals provides 1/3 of the USDA Recommended Daily Allowance to homebound seniors, who cannot prepare their own meals.
• Today, 175 (37%) of WCSS current HDM case load need assistance in 2 or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs – bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, etc.) and receive additional case management, nursing and in-home care. They have received services for at least one year.
• New funding would serve an additional 300 homebound seniors per year; provide an additional 70,000 meals per year, for a total of 180,000.
• Additional funding would help an additional 400 high risk clients
 Senior Law: Provide legal services to an additional 400 people.
 DayBreak Adult Day Health: An additional 10 low-income seniors will get services.
• The annual cost for a DayBreak client is $11,000. Nevada Medicaid Nursing Home cost for the same senior is about $59,000 per year; an annual savings of $48,000 per year, and total potential annual savings of $3.48 million.

Nevada-Senior-Guide Specialty Needs, Memory and Disability – Northern Nevada Rural

Daybreak Program

1155 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512

775-328-2575 Washoe County

www.co.washoe.nv.us/health

Offers adult day care for elderly or disabled persons. Includes recreation, meals & therapy

 

Nevada Caregiver Support Center

University of Nevada – Reno, Nevada

(775) 784-4335 Washoe County

www.nevadacaregiver.org

Offers support services and wellness

program for seniors with memory disorders

who are living at home, educational and

individual counseling or group support for

caregivers of seniors with memory disorders,

and training workshops for professional                              caregivers.

Nevada-Senior-Guide Senior Centers Directory – Northern Nevada Rural

Austin Senior Center

151 Main Street, Austin, NV 89310

(775) 964-2338 Lander County, 8am-3pm

Provides congregate meals (served at the

center Mon. – Fri. from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Battle Mountain Senior Center

365 E. 4th St., Battle Mountain NV 89820

(775) 635-5311 Lander County

Congregate and homebound meals

(Meals on Wheels), transportation locally,  Blood pressure screening once a month,  Social activities, Meals M-F at Noon

 

Carlin Open Door Senior Center

320 Chestnut St., P.O. Box 1234

Carlin, NV 89822

(775) 754-6465 Elko County

Nutrition, Transportation, Socializations

 

Carson City Colony Center

401 Washoe St., Carson City, NV 89703

(775) 883-4888

Recreational Activities, Nutritional Congregate                               Meals On Site 12-1pm, Meals on Wheels

 

Churchhill County Senior Center

310 E. Court Street, Fallon, NV 89406

(775) 423-7096, www.gofallon.com

11:30am – Provides congregate meals,

homemaking and advocacy, social activities,                           Meals on Wheels, Lifeline, Energy Assistance,             Referrals, Aging and disability resource center

 

Comstock Senior Nutrition Prgm-Storey County

Mill & E Street, Virginia City, NV 89440

(775) 847-0957

Call for branch info. Exercises & art programs,                                legal services, HAWK services, Floral program,         SHIP Help, Access to health network

Dayton Senior Center

320 Old Dayton Valley Rd.

Dayton, NV 89403

(775) 246-6210

Lunch Mon- Thurs 11:30am – 12:30pm,

Breakfast Friday 9am-10am, Home meal

delivery, transportation, activities.

Opens 8am – 4:30pm

 

Douglas County Senior Services

2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, NV 89410

(775) 783-6455 Douglas, Open M-F, 8am-5pm

Dial a Ride, Meals on Wheels, Homemaker                              Program, Lunch M – F at noon, Trips and                     Activities

 

Eureka Senior Center

20 West Gold Street, Eureka, NV 89316

(775) 237-5597 Elko County

www.co.eureka.nv.us/county/senior.htm

Nutrition program which provides congregate                    meals at Noon, Meals-on-Wheels for

homebound and at-risk seniors,

transportation, Medicare Counseling,

Social Services

 

Fannie Komp Senior Center

728 7th Street, Crescent Valley, NV 89821

(775) 468-0466 Eureka County

www.co.eureka.nv.us/crescent/senior01.htm

A trip is taken once a month (weather

permitting) to Elko for shopping and doctors                      appointments. Social activities, Provides        transportation to and from the meal site daily.                   Clinic M-W

 

Fernley Senior Center

1170 W. Newlands Drive, Fernley, NV 89408

(775) 575-3370

Mondays – Friday Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm,
home delivered meals, social activities,

transportation, monthly newsletter, grief &                       alzheimers support groups monthly –

3rd Wed. at 1pm, Disabled and aging

resource center

 

Gerlach Senior Center

385 E. Sunset, Gerlach, NV 89412

(775) 557-2206 Washoe County

Provides recreational and social activities

(once a month weather permitting),

congregate meals (M-F at Noon),

Meals-On-Wheels for homebound seniors,                             transportation to appointments every

other Tuesday

 

Lincoln Senior Center/Panaca Senior Center

10 Atchison St., Lincoln, NV 89042

775-728-4477. Congregate meals, Recreation,

Transportation to Medical Appointments

and Errands, Homemaker Program (call for                         additional info)

 

Mineral County Care and Share Senior Ctr.

975 K Street, Hawthorne, NV 89415

(775) 945-5519 Mineral County

e-mail: careandshare@sbcglobal.net

Computer training, internet access, exercising

and wellness activities, Socialization,

Advocacy Representative, Health Nurse (call                     first) Monthly, Lunch Daily – Noon, Home                  Bound Delivery, Out of town trips. Senior                             services specialist. Public guardian

Shoshone Welcome Center – Elko Band

Council Senior Center

1530 Silver Eagle Dr., Elko NV 89801

(775) 738-0425 Elko County – Call for Hours

Serves hot meals to elders and handicapped,                        noon. Meals on Wheels, transportation,
nutritional information and monthly health                         presentations for elders, Referral services

 

Sparks Senior Ctr. – Washoe County

97 Richards Way, Sparks, NV 89413

(775) 353-3110

Community focal point on aging where older                        persons as individuals or in groups come                    together for services and activities which                          enhance their dignity, support their
independence and encourage their
involvement in the community, assistance                               program on sliding scales, social activities,                              art classes, lunches 5 days/week, other food                  programs – Call for info, Special lunches,                                Library, Exercise, Blood pressure, Movies

 

Walker River Paiute Tribe Senior Center

1031 B Hospital Rd., Schurz, NV 89427

(775) 773-2224 Mineral County

Congregate meals at the center, Mon. and
Thurs., 11am-Noon, Fri. 8:30am-9:30am.

Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors,                                Provides trips for entertainment, shopping,                  errands, etc. Meals are delivered from                                  10:15am to 12:00pm

 

Washoe Tribe of NV & Senior Ctr

801 Washeshu Way, Gardnerville, NV

(775) 265-6426 Douglas County

Provides recreational activities, nutritional                       congregate meals on-site (11am-1pm),
Meals on Wheels for homebound seniors,
SAFE advocate, Homecare & Caregiver service

 

Washoe County Senior Services

1155 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512

(775) 328-2575, www.washoecounty.us

Homecare, social services, legal program,                            recreational activities, adult day care, SHIP                program, mental health & nutrition, Senior                          Dance Club of Nevada Fri 8pm-11pm

 

White Pine Nutrition Center

1000 Campton St., Ely NV 89301

(775) 289-2742 White Pine County

Serves seniors in McGill, Ely, Nevada.

Provides meals (Noon at the center) Ely,

Meals on Wheels to McGill and Ruth for                              homebound seniors, social, recreational                    activities for seniors over 60, medical van to                      appointments out of town

Nevada-Senior-Guide Medical and Health Services Directory – Northern Nevada Rural

City of Pioche – County Social Services
Information

(775) 728-4477 Lincoln County

www.co.lincoln.nv.us

Provides various essential programs, services,  benefits to assist qualified, needy families,  individuals achieve their highest level of
self-sufficiency, Transportation

Elder Protective Services (EPS)

State of Nevada – Aging & Disability
Services Agency – Northern Nevada

(775) 688-2964 Washoe County

Elder Protective Services for persons 60 years

old and older who may experience abuse,

neglect, exploitation, or isolation. Elder

Protective Services serves all of Nevada

 

Eureka Senior Center

20 W. Gold Street, Eureka NV 89316

(775) 237-5597
www.co.eureka.nv.us/county/senior.htm

Referral Services for Low Income Energy

Assistance, USDA, and Medicare

Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe Senior Center

1885 Agency Rd., Fallon, NV 89406

(775) 423-7569 Churchill County

www.fpst.org/programs/seniorcenter.htm

Offers meals, trips, traditional crafts, and

other cultural events, caregivers, food bank,

national relief charities program

Kids to Seniors Korner – Saint Mary’s

Community Wellness, Community

Based Outreach

(775) 770-6177 Washoe County

www.saintmarysreno.com

Kids to Seniors Korner assists vulnerable                           individuals and families, with special
emphasis on homeless children and seniors,                          by linking and providing them with community               resources through a collaborative community                    partnership to increase quality of life 8am-5pm

Lyon County Human Services

1075 Pyramid St., Silver Springs, NV 89429

(775) 577-5009 Lyon County

www.lyon-county.org

All emergency services, Senior Services,

Low Income, Employment. 8am-5pm

 

Nevada Rural Counties Retired & Senior                              Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Pahrump, Amargosa, Beatty, Crystal

2621 Northgate Lane, #6

Carson City, NV 89701

775-687-4680, treebanks@pahrump.com

RSVP Program provides free local transportation                           to doctors, shopping, bank, Respite Care,     Caregiver Program (4 hours at a time), Pro                           Bono Legal Services, Resistance Exercise

Training, Coupons for Farmers Market
(Call program director for information)

 

NYE/Esmerelda County Community

Health Nursing

1 Frankee St., Tonopah, NV 89049

(775) 482-6659. Referral Service, Immunization
flu shots, counseling for women’s/men’s
health, cancer screening

 

RSVP Program – NV Rural Counties

Homemaker Companions, Donations Welcome

Senior Daybreak Program

Washoe County Senior Services

(775) 328-2575 Washoe County

www.co.washoe.nv.us/seniorsrv

Daycare for adults age 18 years or older as
alternative to institutionalization, Provides                        respite care, nursing, day care and social
opportunities for the disabled adult,

Offers group care during the day

 

Senior ID Card – Douglas Cty Nevada TRIAD

(775) 782-9858 Douglas County

This card is wallet size and should be carried                     at all times. It contains information that could
save your life in case of an emergency.
CARE TRAK Program.

 

The Continuum Outreach Program

Nevada Care Connection Partner

3700 Grant Dr., Ste A, Reno, NV 89509

(775) 829-4700 Washoe County

www.thecontinuum-reno.com

Adult day care, therapy and rehab

 

Douglas County Nevada TRIAD

Dementia/Senior and Elderly Services

The Evacuation Disaster Program

(775) 782-9858 Douglas County

For those who live alone or are disabled:
in the event of a disaster and would not be                           able to evacuate without assistance. This                  program signs you up for immediate
assistance to come to your aid in the event                            an evacuation request is issued.

Contact for Magnet that holds health info.

 

Washoe County Senior Services Law Project

1155 E. 9th St., Reno, NV 89512

(775) 334-3050 Washoe County

Assists seniors of Washoe County with
Social security, supplemental security income,                   Medicare, food stamps, county assistance,                                 public housing and Foreclosure Info.

Call for hours. 60+

WEARC Program (Waiver for the Elderly in

Adult Residential Care)

State of Nevada – Aging & Disability
Services Agency – Northern Nevada

(775) 688-2964 Carson City County
www.nvaging.net

A home and community based waiver for                  the elderly in group care that offers individuals                   a less expensive alternative to supervised                              care in a residential setting

Nevada-Senior-Guide Education Services Directory – Northern Nevada Rural

Washoe County Library System

(775) 327-8300, www.washoecountylibrary.us

Your public library is the place for print and electronic resources, literacy and cultural

programs, group technology classes, and
personal research assistance. We have 12 physical libraries and once virtual library,  please visit us online for information on hours and locations. www.washoe.lib.nv.us

Resource Lending Center – Churchill

County Club 60 Senior Center

310 E. Court, Fallon, NV 89406

(775) 423-7096, ext. 22. Provides info and  topic literature, books, assistive aids

Sanford Center for Aging – UNR

(775) 784-4774 Washoe County

1664 N. Virginia St., Mail Stop 146

Center for Molecular Medicine, Reno, NV 89557

www.unr.edu/sanford

Develops innovative ideas, educational and
research opportunities, and community
partnerships. A scholarship program and                              Continuing Education Workshops are available,                      SR Outreach, Volunteers, RSVP Program

Nevada-Senior-Guide Chore Services and Home Maintenance Directory – Northern Nevada Rural

Churchill County Senior Center Volunteer Program

310 E. Court St., Fallon, NV 89406

(775) 423-7096, Ext. 22 Churchill County

Meals on Wheels, Lunch M-F 11am, Socials, Blood Pressure Support Group each month for caregivers, CART Program, Lite house keeping

 

Community Home-Based Initiative Program

(CHIP) – Carson City

State of Nevada – Aging & Disability

Services Agency – Northern Nevada

(775) 687-4210 Carson City County

(775) 738-1966 Elko County

(775) 688-2964 Washoe County

www.nvaging.net

Homemaker services, Rx, Elder Abuse

 

Eureka Senior Center

20 West Gold Street, Eureka, NV 89316

(775) 237-5597 Eureka County

www.co.eureka.nv.us/county/senior.htm

Lunch for homebound, energy assistance,

paperwork assistance, Lunch Mon – Fri – Noon

Nevada-Senior-Guide Care Giver Assistance Directory – Northern Nevada Rural

Community Home-Based Initiative Program

(CHIP) – Carson City

State of Nevada – Aging & Disability Services Agency – Northern Nevada

Short-Term Respite Care for the Elderly –

Carson City

(775) 687-4210 Carson City County

(775) 738-1966 Elko County

(775) 688-2964 Washoe County

www.nvaging.net

Provides short-term relief up to 24-hours of

care for the primary caregiver, Elder abuse

Nevada-Senior-Guide Adult Day Care Directory – Northern Nevada Rural

Comstock Senior Nutrition Prgm-Storey County

Mill & E Street, Virginia City, NV 89440

(775) 847-0957

Call for branch info. Exercises & art programs, legal services, HAWK services, Floral program,  SHIP Help, Access to health network

Nevada-Senior-Guide Advocacy Directory – Northern Nevada Rural

Advocates for Elders Program

State of Nevada – Aging & Disability Services   Agency  Northern Nevada

445 Apple St., S104, Reno, NV 89502

(775) 688-2964 – Carson City County

www.nvaging.net

Advocacy and assistance to frail seniors, RX & Drug Program, Rent & Tax Rebates, Elder Abuse, CHIP, Suicide Prevention, WEARC Program

 

Human Services Department of Lyon County

(775) 577-5009 x 15. Provides advocacy &
assistance to Lyon County seniors age 60+ in
Yerington, Dayton, Silver Springs & Fernley
Senior Centers, call for information.

 

Long-Term Care (LTC)

State of Nevada – Division of Aging Services

Northern Nevada – Washoe County

(775) 688-2964, www.nvaging.net

Addresses issues and problems faced by

residents in LTC facilities, also residents

facilities for groups. Protects the confidentiality

of a resident’s records, and ensures that the                      identity of any complainant or resident will                             not be discussed.

 

Crisis Call Center – Washoe County

(775) 784-8090, crisiscallcenter.org

Substance Abuse 800-450-9530 or

(775) 825-4357, Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255,                    option 1. Provides information and referral
services. Offers advocacy and support to
families of seniors 50 and older. Elder abuse
and neglect reporting, community outreach,
education on self-sufficiency, and community
resources.

 

Northern Nevada – NV Secretary of State

101 N. Carson St., Ste. 3, Carson City, NV 89701

(775) 684-5708, (702) 486-2887

www.LivingWillLockBox.com, sosmail@sos.nv.gov

NO COST SECURE way to file living wills and

advanced health care directives for immediate
access to health care providers, Mergers,                            Business License, Election Div, Notary.

 

NV Division for Aging & Disability Service

3416 Goni Rd., Bldg. D132, Carson City, NV 89706

(775) 687-4210. Elder Abuse, Senior Rx

Program, Disability Information, Medicaid,                            Suicide Prevention, Advocacy.

Nevada-Senior-Guide Transportation Directory – Northern Nevada

RTC Washoe Senior Ride

A program of discount vouchers (“Taxi Bucks”) that

can be used to pay part of taxi fares and tips.

To enroll, apply in person at Washoe County Senior

Services, 1155 East 9th Street

Reno – Phone (775) 328-2575

Information: (775) 348-0477

Nevada-Senior-Guide Prescription Assistance Directory – Northern Nevada

CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada

7910 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89506

(775) 829- 2273, www.carechest.org

Free prescriptions, diabetic and liquid

nutrition products, Medical Equipment,

Personal & Medical Supplies, General Referrals

 

Nevada Department of Health & Human Services

3416 Goni Rd., Bldg. D 132, Carson City

775-687-4210 OR 866-303-6323 Opt 7

Seniors RX, Dental and Disability programs.                        Overseeing aging and disability in NV

 

Needy MEDS – www.needymeds.com

Gives tips on free or discounted medications

Washoe County Discount Card (CVS Caremark)

National Association of Counties (NACO)

Toll Free: 1-877-321-2652

www.caremark.com/NACO

Information to obtain Rx discount cards,

Locations to obtain and use.

Nevada-Senior-Guide Multiple Services Directory – Northern Nevada

Access to Healthcare Networks

Discounted Dental and Vision Program

4001 S. Virginia St., Ste F, Reno, NV 89502

(775) 284-8989, 1-877-385-2345 HELP

Affordable Dental and Vision Care, SHIP,

Medical, Massage therapy

www.accesstohealthcare.org

Catholic Charities of N. Nevada & St. Vincent                     Program

500 E. 4th St., Reno, NV 89512, 775-322-7073

Dining room free lunch, 11:30am – 12:30pm.
No Sundays. Pantry, Housing assistance,
Assist low income residents. Call for

additional resources.

 

Community Health Program/Urban Indians                            Outreach

745 W. Moana Ln., Ste. 375, Reno, NV 89502

775-788-7600

Education, Behavior and domestic violence                           counseling, AA and substance abuse

programs. Calll for info.

 

Community Services Agency

1090 E. 8th Street, Reno, NV 89512

(775) 786-6023, Ext. 206, www.csareno.org

Weatherization program, work force

programs, food assistance, HeadStart

 

Discounted Healthcare –

www.AccessToHealthcare.org

Discount plan

 

ALS of Nevada

4220 S. Maryland Pkwy., Bldg. B, Ste. 404

Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-777-0500

Respite, Support Groups. Call for Hours.

 

Easter Seals of Southern Nevada

6200 West Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146

(702) 870-7050, www.eastersealssn.org

Respite Care, Assisted Care,Referral,

Handicap Day Care, Assisted Technology,

Adult Day Services

 

Family Resources

1950 Villanova Dr., Reno, NV 89562

(775) 321-3185, www.Washoe.k12.nu.us

Referrals to counsling. Assist with food                              stamps and energy assistance applications.
Call for appointments and hours.

 

Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada

775-355-0600, Call for additional info

Serving the Native Americans of Nevada,                                ITERC Program, Domestic violence, Native                    workforce, Appellate court assistance, Wick                      Program, Elders Program, HEADSTART

 

Mini-Medi File – REMSA

450 Edison Way, Reno NV 89502

Free portable wallets, including personal                           medical history and emergency contact

information, instruction sheet and

immunization card.

 

Nevada Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

1820 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104

(702) 486-3403, 1-888-838-7305

Medicare fraud and abuse prevention project

Nevada State Contractors Board

9670 Gateway Drive, Ste 100, Reno NV 89521

(775) 688-1141, www.nscb.nv.gov

Regulatory agency promoting quality

construction by Nevada licensed contractors.                   Provides contractor license verifications,

assistance with contractor workmanship

issues and homeowner education

regarding unlicensed contractors.

 

North East Community Center

1301 Valley Rd., Reno, NV 89051

775-334-2262. Senior activities, Call for details

 

Renown Rehabilitation Hospital

1495 Mill St., Reno, NV 89502

775-982-3500 Washoe County

www.renown.org

Inpatient Rehab, Skilled Nursing,

Pain Management/Clinic

 

Senior Companion Program of N. Nevada

& Elvirita Lewis Respite Voucher Program

1380 Greg Street, Ste. 212, Sparks, NV  89431

775-358-2322, Mary Brock, Director

 

Washoe County Senior Law Project

1155 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512

(775) 334-3050 or (775) 284-3491

Legal assistance to persons 60 years & older.

Washoe Residents. Call for hours.

Nevada-Senior-Guide Financial Assistance Directory – Northern Nevada

CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada

7910 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89506

(775) 829-CARE (2273), www.carechest.org

Provides low interest loans for people with

disabilities, assisted technology, medical

equipment, Rx assistance, Independent

Living Program, Call for Additional Referrals,
Wellness education programs

Energy Assistance Program

2527 N. Carson St., #260, Carson City, NV 89706

(775) 684-0731, www.welfare.state.nv.us

Low income – call for info regarding utilities

Financial Guidance Center

3100 Mill Street, #111, Reno, NV 89502

(775) 337-6363 Toll free 1-800-451-4505

www.ccanevada.org. Assisting with financial                        goals through counseling & education. Call for hrs.

 

Reno District Welfare Office

4095 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502

775-684-7200. Call for Info

Senior Law Project-Washoe County Residents

204 Marsha Ave., Ste. 101, Reno NV 89509                            (775) 284-3491 Call for other locations.

Provides services pertaining to consumer                             debt, garnishment, attachment and advice                  regarding small claims actions, Government                                benefits, estate planning, housing issues,                   guardianship, foreclosure assistance, Pro                          Bono program

 

Social Security Administration

1170 Harvard Way, Reno, NV 89502

1-888-808-5481 OR 1-800-772-1213

www.socialsecurity.gov, Call for benefits & hours.

 

The Salvation Army CORPS.

1931 Sutro Street, Reno, NV 89512

(775) 688-4555 Donation pick up service.                               Food, Clothing, Adult Rehab, Job Opportunities

 

The Salvation Army

661 Colorado Street, Carson City, NV 89701

(775) 887-9120

Crisis intervention, disaster response,                                   emergency food, and referral, Social Services

 

Washoe County Assessor’s Office

1001 E. Ninth Street, Bldg. D, Reno, NV 89512

(775) 328-2277, www.co.washoecounty.us

Veterans exempt discount. Disabled Vets,                              Blind Persons and Surviving Spouse

Nevada-Senior-Guide Education Directory – Northern Nevada

Center for Healthy Aging, Larry Weiss, PhD

11 Fillmore Way, Reno, NV 89519

775-376-3210, larry@addinglifetoyears.com

Life Line, Emergency Response & RX Programs,

Provide life span respite training, OASIS                               CATCH, Healthy Habits, Elder Gap

 

Community Health Program/Urban Indians                            Outreach

745 W. Moana Ln., Ste. 375, Reno, NV 89502

1-775-788-7600

Health promotion, AIDS education

 

Continuing Education, UNR

18600 Wedge Pkwy., Reno, NV 89511,

(775) 784-4046. www.olli.unr.edu – Info and                          Locations. Lifelong Learning Institute                            Program for Retirement, Extended studies.

 

Downtown Reno Library

301 South Center St., Reno, NV 89501

775-327-8312. Please call for hours.

 

Moments of Memory, Lynette Schweigert

775-848-4757, momentsofmemory@charter.net

www.momentsofmemory.org. Art classes for                       those with Alzheimer’s & other dementias

 

Nevada Geriatric Education Center

Patricia Swager, M.Ed.

411 W. Second St. / MS #150, Reno, NV  89503

775-327-2285, www.medicine.nevada.edu/ngec

Continued education

 

Truckee Meadows Community College Education

5270 Neil Rd. #216, Reno, NV 89502

(775) 829-9010

Silver College 65+; Computer/Internet,                                Wellness, Creative Writing, Digital Camera’s &           Photography, Call for additional activities

 

Washoe County Senior Center Library

1155 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512

(775) 328-2586. Open Tues-Fri, 9am-1pm

Large print, DVD (No VHS available), computers

Nevada-Senior-Guide Advocacy Directory – Northern Nevada

AARP Nevada State Office / Contact Center

5820 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 190, LV, NV 89119

Toll Free: (866) 389-5652

www.aarp.org/nv, email: NVAARP@aarp.org

State and national legislative, advocacy,

regulatory and legal advocacy, 1-866-330-0753

 

Advocate for Elders, DAS (Aging & Disability)

445 Apple Street, Ste. 104, Reno, NV 89502

(775) 687-0800

www.nevadacareconnection.org

Special Programs, Referral Service, Suicide                       Prevention, Counseling Health Issues,

Disability Service, Elder Abuse

 

Elder Protective Services (EPS), DAS,

Aging & Disability Services Agency

Reno Regional Office (775) 687-0800

Investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, self

neglect, isolation exploitation for persons

60 & older, CHIP, Grants, Referrals

 

Nevada Attorney General

5420 Kietz Ke Lane, Ste 202, Reno, NV 89703

Reno: (775) 688-1818

Carson City: Bureau of Consumer Protection:                   (775) 684-1100 Main, Constituent – Joyce

Medical alert info: (800) 500-1556 hot line

 

Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center

1875 Plumas St. Ste. 1, Reno, NV 89509

(775) 333-7878, www.ndalc.org

Toll Free: (800) 992-5715. Legal advice, referrals

 

Nevada Aging & Disability Services Agency

Advocate for Elders – Reno

445 Apple Street, #104, Reno, NV 89502

(775) 687-0800, www.nvaging.net

Elder protection, COPE Program

Nevada Elder Rights Attorney

445 Apple Street, #104, Reno, NV 89502

(775) 687-0800. Resources, CBC services,
CHIP program, Suicide Prevention

State Health Insurance Assistance Program                        (SHIP) DAS

1820 E. Sahara Ave., Ste 205, LV, NV 89104

(702) 486-3478, 1-877-385-2345 Medicare
Counseling, Reno health care programs

 

 

Washoe County Public Guardian Office

(775) 674-8800, Guardian services for seniors                     that are incapacitated

Nevada-Senior-Guide Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division

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http://www.nvaging.net/

The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) in the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, represents Nevadans aged 60 years and older and those with disabilities.

Mission Statement The Aging and Disability Services Division provides leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan. This allows all of Nevada’s elders, adults and children with disabilities or special health care needs to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. Developmental Services

State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD)

Programs/Services

 

Advocate for Elders

Advocacy, assistance, information and referral to frail seniors, who are 60 years of age or older, primarily homebound and living in the community, and their caregivers.

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

Provides citizen-centered “one-stop” entry points into the long-term support system. Serves individuals in need of long-term support, caregivers, and those planning for future long-term support needs.

Assisted Living (AL) Waiver

Assisted living supportive services to eligible individuals in a residential facility as an alternative to nursing home placement.

 

Community Options Program for the Elderly (COPE)

Non-medical services to older persons to help them maintain independence in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement. Similar to the HCBW Program.

 

Disability Rx (External link) Assistance with the cost of prescription medicines to qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

Disability Services (External link)The Office of Disability Services provides resources at the community level which promote equal opportunity and life choices for people with disabilities through which they may positively contribute to Nevada.

Elder Protective Services (EPS)

For persons 60 years old and older who may experience abuse, neglect, exploitation, or isolation.

 

Grants

Information for current and/or prospective grantees.

 

Home and Community Based Waiver (HCBW formerly CHIP)

Non-medical services to older persons to help them maintain independence in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement.

 

Homemaker Program

General housekeeping, limited meal preparation, shopping, laundering, errands, standby assistance with bathing, and home management services.

 

IDEA Part C Office

Provides oversight of Part C (early intervention services) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

 

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Addresses issues and problems faced by residents in long term care facilities, which includes residential facilities for groups.

 

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

The goal of the SMP program is to empower seniors to prevent Medicare/health care fraud through outreach and education.

 

Senior Rx

Nevada’s plan to provide Nevada seniors relief from the high cost of prescription medicine.

 

Senior Tax Assistance/Rent Rebate Program

This program is no longer available.

 

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Medicare Counseling Information

Counseling and assistance to Medicare Beneficiaries in Nevada, utilizing a statewide network of volunteers.

 

Taxi Assistance Program (TAP)

Discounted taxicab fares to seniors and persons with disabilities in Clark County. (Washoe County also has a program of this type.

 

 

Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC)

Non-medical services in a group care setting to offer individuals a less expensive alternative of supervised care in a residential setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada-Senior-Guide Senior Dimensions United Healthcare

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http://www.seniordimensions.com/

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Say HELLO to Senior Dimensions

When selecting a Medicare plan, people have different priorities. Most consider the out-of-pocket costs associated with prescriptions, doctor visits, and hospital admissions. Others may select a plan that’s simple to use with little or no paperwork. For some, staying with their doctor is a must. That’s why Senior Dimensions (HMO/HMO-POS) offers Medicare Advantage benefits to help fit your health insurance needs.

Senior Dimensions Medicare Advantage plan is insured through Health Plan of Nevada, Inc., a UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract.

Enrollment Limitations: Enrollment in the plan is available during specific times of the year. Contact Senior Dimensions for more information. You must have both Medicare Parts A and B to enroll in the plan. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, if not otherwise paid for under Medicaid or by another third party.

Senior Dimensions Southern Nevada (HMO-POS) service area covers Clark and Nye counties. Senior Dimensions Greater Nevada (HMO) service area covers Esmeralda, Lyon and Mineral counties, as well as designated zip codes in Washoe County.

HMO members must use plan providers except in emergency or urgent care situations or for out-of-area renal dialysis. If you obtain routine care from out-of-network providers neither Medicare nor Senior Dimensions Medicare Advantage plans will be responsible for the costs.

For HMO-POS members, with the exception of emergency or out-of-area renal dialysis, it may cost more to get care from out-of-network providers.

Pharmacy Network Limitations: Prescription coverage subject to limitations. You must use contracted network pharmacies to access your Part D prescription drug benefit except under non-routine circumstances, in which case quantity limitations and restrictions may apply.

Beneficiary information is available in alternate formats and languages.  Please call Customer Service at 1-800-650-6232; TTY: 711 for details. Customer Service hours of operation are October 1 through February 14: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, 7 days a week. Between February 15 through September 30: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, Monday – Friday. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays, please leave a detailed message and a representative will return your call within a business day.

About Us

At Senior Dimensions, we realize more than ever the importance of offering  affordable, quality health care coverage. We understand that people who are  eligible for Original Medicare may be looking for better options to meet their  health care needs. That’s where Senior Dimensions (HMO/HMO-POS) can help.

Over 45,000 Nevadans get more benefits than Original Medicare with Senior  Dimensions Medicare Advantage plans. We’ve been serving Nevadans for over 25  years. A product of Health Plan of Nevada, an affiliate company of  UnitedHealthcare, and Nevada’s first federally qualified health maintenance  organization, Senior Dimensions offers members access to a range of plan options  and services above and beyond Original Medicare.

Programs

Senior Dimensions (HMO/HMO-POS) has a wide range of programs  and services to assist you!

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  • Senior Industry Network Group Events

    Monthly SING Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at our NEW location below:

    Desert Canyon - HealthSouth
    9175 W. Oquendo Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89148

    S.I.N.G. Agenda:
    - Coffee and bagels will be served
    - A time to show gratitude by thanking those who have sent you referrals
    - Announcements around the room
    - One minute commercials
    - Open Discussion on topics of Self Empowerment

    * When? The 1st Thursday of every month. Networking starts at: 8:00am | Meeting starts at: 8:30am

    * How Much? It’s free!