Reno is a city of a quarter of a million people in Washoe County on the Nevada/California border. Its older residents can count on the expertise of four hospitals, including the Northern Nevada Medical Center and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Seniors with Medicare will be pleased to know Reno has 504 physicians in multiple disciplines, including family doctors, cardiologists and psychiatrists. With monthly fees averaging $9,095 (1.8% below the state average), Reno’s numerous nursing homes also provide quality care to seniors who need 24-hour support.

Nursing homes provide medical services near the level of hospitals but in environments designed to feel as homelike as possible. Although each facility is unique, typically, a physician will tailor a health care plan for a new resident which will be managed by a registered nurse, with many tasks, such as assistance with bathing, carried out by licensed nurses. Nursing home care isn’t suitable for more able seniors, who may be better served in assisted living communities or by visits from home health care professionals.

This guide discusses nursing home and other senior care costs in more detail. It also lists some resources for Reno’s seniors and their families.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Reno, NV


Advanced Health Care Reno

961 Kuenzli Street, Reno, NV, 89502

Advanced Health Care of Reno was new and so posh. It was like going into Ritz-Carlton. They took good care of my wife. The specialist who took care of her was very good. Her room was really clean, and … (read more)
Advanced Health Care of Reno was new and so posh. It was like going into Ritz-Carlton. They took good care of my wife. The specialist who took care of her was very good. Her room was really clean, and … (read more)

Life Care Center of Reno

445 W. HOLCOMB LANE, Reno, NV, 89511

Life Care Center of Reno is located a short distance from the Renown South Meadows Medical Center. Last year, the facility received a five-star award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Senior … (read more)
Life Care Center of Reno is located a short distance from the Renown South Meadows Medical Center. Last year, the facility received a five-star award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Senior … (read more)

Manor Care Health Services

3101 Plumas St, Reno, NV, 89509

The expose of nursing home abuse in the NY Times, December 10, 2021 opened up old wounds and bitter memories of my mother’s unfortunate residency and ultimate death at Manor Care. During her stay, I … (read more)
The expose of nursing home abuse in the NY Times, December 10, 2021 opened up old wounds and bitter memories of my mother’s unfortunate residency and ultimate death at Manor Care. During her stay, I … (read more)

Rosewood Rehabilitation Center

2045 SILVERADA BLVD., Reno, NV, 89512



Manor Care Health Services Wingfield Hills

2350 WINGFIELD HILLS DR, Sparks, NV, 89436

There is a reason the state is always here. The company just won’t pay for decent staff. The day nurses are okay, some at night are downright unprofessional and incompetent. They sit at the nursing … (read more)
There is a reason the state is always here. The company just won’t pay for decent staff. The day nurses are okay, some at night are downright unprofessional and incompetent. They sit at the nursing … (read more)

Hearthstone of Northern Nevada

1950 Baring Blvd, Sparks, NV, 89434

This place is Beyond Terrible! They are careless and mistreat all the residents! staff ignores all patients lights when they need assistance, I have timed it at over 1.5 hour wait before anyone even … (read more)
This place is Beyond Terrible! They are careless and mistreat all the residents! staff ignores all patients lights when they need assistance, I have timed it at over 1.5 hour wait before anyone even … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Reno, NV

Reno’s typical senior pays $9,095 per month for a semiprivate room in their nursing home, with those in private rooms paying $10,920.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Despite its typical fee being only just below the state average of $9,262, Reno is the most affordable city for nursing home care in Nevada. Carson City is only 35 minutes down I-580 but its seniors typically pay another $517 per month, an annual increase of $6,204 when compared to Reno. The difference with Las Vegas is narrower but seniors there still pay $9,155 for their nursing home care, another $60 per month for similar services. About 140 minutes over the border in Sacramento, California, costs leap to $9,946, a monthly increase of $851 over Reno’s fee.

$9095

Reno

$9262

Nevada

$7756

United States

$9612

Carson City

$9155

Las Vegas

$9946

Sacramento, CA

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Around 70% of seniors need some type of long-term care, with many having to transition from one type to another. Costs for each can vary greatly. For example, basic care in an assisted living community costs $3,750, while similar care delivered at home is $5,339, with another $143 per month needed for medical support. Adult day care centers provide the most affordable option, typically costing $1,506 in Reno. The higher levels of care provided in nursing homes are reflected in semiprivate rooms costing $9,095 and private ones $10,920. 

$5339

Home care

$5482

Home health care

$1506

Adult day health care

$3750

Assisted living

$9095

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$10920

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Reno, NV

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Reno, NV

The following resources can help Reno’s seniors and their families access free support from professionals. They have extensive knowledge of how to resolve disputes with care providers, get financial assistance to cover some care costs and plan for a future that involves long-term care support. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(888) 282-1155

Seniors in nursing homes, and their families, who have issues about the quality of their care, can contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, who will investigate their complaints and represent them in discussions with the care providers. The ombudsman's support is free of charge. Additional services include ensuring seniors understand the rights they have and supplying families comparing nursing homes with inspection reports, enabling them to make better-informed decisions.

(775) 687-4210

The Home & Community Based Services Waiver is a Medicaid program designed to help seniors in need of regular medical care remain in their homes for as long as possible. Support can come in many forms, such as frequent visits from professional caregivers who will cook seniors' meals, collect their shopping and do some light housekeeping and laundry services. To be eligible, the senior must be at risk of moving into a nursing home and have an annual income on or below the program's limits.

(866) 303-6323

Low-income seniors eligible for Medicare, but not Medicaid, may qualify for the Senior Rx Program. Funded by the State of Nevada, the program provides a subsidy of up to $37 per month towards Medicare Part D or Advantage premiums, reducing seniors' costs for pharmaceuticals. To qualify, applicants must be at least 62 years of age, already enrolled in an appropriate Medicare plan and have an income (as of 2021) of no more than $30,984 for an individual and $41,302 for a couple.

(877) 861-1893

Nevada Care Connection assists adults aged 60 and over and their families. Trained staff can help them identify all the options available in regards to short and long-term care, in addition to helping them apply. Assistance typically involves considering Medicare and Medicaid but also covers getting support for the caregiver, including respite care, and planning for the short and long terms. A case manager may also be assigned if the senior is cognitively impaired.