Las Vegas might be most famous for casinos and entertaining shows, but many seniors call this place home. The strip isn’t the only spot to go here, and seniors can find all different kinds of assistance and programs. There are places to find health care, answer questions, get a hot meal, or a place to go during the day. And of course, there are plenty of entertainment options as well. Here are ten senior services you can find in Las Vegas.
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has quite a few programs for seniors 55 and older. You can join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), become a foster grandparent, be a senior companion to another older adult, or work the telephone reassurance line. Catholic Charities also runs a Meals on Wheels program and a senior medical nutrition service.
Clark County Senior Services include the Senior Advocate Program which helps seniors learn more about the different services in the area that could assist them. There is also information on long-term care and in-home health care options.
Consumer Direct Care Network has information on how you can use your benefits to oversee your health care. There are two locations in Nevada, Las Vegas and Reno, and both will help you stay in your home longer with the people and services you want caring for you.
Jewish Family Service Agency in Las Vegas has a few senior programs. The Holocaust Survivor Program provides emotional and financial support to victims of the Holocaust and the Senior at Home Program helps you learn all your options for in-home care. You can also find a care manager through Jewish Family Services.
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a non-profit community agency that takes care of seniors in a few different ways. They can provide transportation to medical appointments, errands, or the grocery store and many of the vehicles are equipped to handle a wheelchair. Helping Hands also has respite care vouchers to give caregivers a break and a Senior Necessities Program that gives food and clothes to low-income seniors.
Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, located in Las Vegas, has a few different programs for seniors. There is the senior support program that can help with a variety of needs like long-term care options as well as a senior meal program. LSSN also has a food pantry, nutrition education classes, and online food market, and assistance for those in danger of losing their homes or apartments due to cost.
Meals on Wheels is also offered through the Senior and Disabled Service League of Las Vegas. This Meals on Wheels provides one noon time meal to seniors that meet the eligibility requirements. Housebound seniors can choose from two different meal options each day.
Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division has a whole list of programs for seniors. You can find senior advocates, home care waivers, personal assistance services, transportation programs, and prescription medication services.
Nevada Area Agency on Aging also provides senior programs that include mobility assistance, meal plans, counseling, caregiver support, and respite programs.
Nevada Care Connection can help seniors find the type of care that suits their needs best. Whether that’s in-home care or care in a facility, you can explore all your options here.
Most of these places can help you find what you need, but if you don’t see your need here, call the Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Services Division, and they can direct you down the right path.
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