Assisted Living Facilities in Nevada
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A Caregiver's Guide to Assisted Living Facilities in Nevada
What they're called
Official name: Group Residential Facilities
Common name: Assisted living facilities
To compare assisted living to board and care, skilled nursing, and other long-term residential care communities, see Residential Care Options: How to Decide.
What they offer
- Individual or shared (up to three persons) living units (from single rooms to multiroom apartments), often with cooking facilities
- All meals, usually in a common dining area
- Monitoring of and assistance with medications
- Personal care services, including help with one or more activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, dressing, bathing
- Social and exercise activities
Note: Some facilities also offer respite care and other special services.
What they cost
Median monthly fees: $2,750 (higher for residents requiring memory care)
State of Nevada requirements
- Residents may engage licensed home healthcare or hospice agencies to provide extra care or services.
- Assessment of resident's needs for assistance must be performed upon admission.
- At least one caregiver per six residents during awake hours in separate Alzheimer's unit of facility.
- Shared bathrooms and bathing facilities are permitted.
State of Nevada oversight
The Nevada state Division of Health, Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (775-684-1030) licenses and regulates group residential facilities.
How to resolve problems or offer feedback
- Contact the Nevada long-term care ombudsman by phone at 702-486-6930 (Clark County) or 888-729-0571. This is a free service to help residents informally resolve problems with a facility.
- File a complaint online with the Nevada Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance or by phone at 775-684-1030 (northern Nevada) or 702-486-6515 (southern Nevada).
- Rate and review assisted living facilities.
How to pay for assisted living in Nevada
- Most assisted living is paid for privately by the resident and/or his or her family.
- For eligible low-income residents, Nevada's Medicaid waiver program for assisted living can pay part of the cost of services provided by participating facilities.
- Low-income veterans or surviving spouses of veterans may be eligible for Aid and Attendance or other payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which can help pay for assisted living.
- Some assisted living facilities offer sliding scale fees, making a higher level of care available to families that might not otherwise be able to afford it. Be sure to ask -- or ask a geriatric care manager in the area if he or she knows which facilities offer sliding scale fees.
Help finding and choosing a facility
- Hire a geriatric care manager (most have extensive local knowledge about assisted living facilities in a particular geographic area, including space availability, resident needs assessments, sliding scale fees, and resident satisfaction). To find a geriatric care manager, see Caring.com's Senior Living Directory.
- For details about assisted living facilities in each of the 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, see A Caregiver's Guide to Assisted Living Facilities.