Caregiving can be a harder job than most people can imagine. This job can tug at all your emotions and physical strength. Local governments, nonprofits, and medical groups are here to help you get through the tough times that happen. You will need to take breaks to recharge and utilize services, so you don’t always feel in the weeds. Here is an outline of support services for caregivers in Reno.
If you are looking for a program for your loved one while you need to be away, the More to Life Adult Day Center offers a variety of activities and programs. Your loved one can participate in activities all while someone monitors his or her health. There are caregiver support groups at this facility to discuss your experiences with others. Call 775.358.1988 to learn more.
The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help you because they know how stressful caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can be at times. The Northern Nevada Chapter offers a variety of programs and services including care consultation, referrals to local services, support groups, training, and a number to call for help and questions 24/7.
The Helpline is available 24/7 at 1.800.272.3900. You can ask questions, find information on local services, get caregiving tips, find respite care options, discuss treatment options, or get emotional support. Find out how the Association can help you.
Find local support groups to meet with other caregivers for support and idea sharing. The Alzheimer’s Association also offers a virtual community for caregivers to share ideas and experiences throughout the country.
Finding services isn’t always easy, but the Association’s Community Resource Finder is a valuable tool to help you locate the service you need quickly.
To learn more about these programs and find out about educational seminars in your area, call your Reno office at 775.786.8061.
If you are caring for a veteran, there are services available through the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System. These programs include:
Peer support groups
Helpline at 855.260.3274 to answer questions and find local services
Respite care in an adult day center
In-home respite care
Home care services such as homemaking, skilled nursing care, and home health aides
Hospice home care
Your local VA Caregiver Support Coordinator will assist you in finding the right programs for you. Call 775.328.1461 for more details.
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Aging Division offers a variety of programs for both seniors and caregivers. The Nevada Care Connection Resource Centers will help you find the services you need for senior care. These centers will go over your options for care.
The Regional Reno Office will assist you with all your needs and questions by calling 775.687.0800.
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