Nevada Assisted Living Facilities
Cost of Nevada Assisted Living Facilities
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Nevada is $3,238 per month.
The monthly base rate for Nevada assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Nevada is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Nevada. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Assisted Living Regulations
Nevada defines an assisted living facility as a residential facility for groups that provides food, shelter and assistance, as well limited supervision to people who are aged, disabled, mentally retarded, or infirm 24 hours a day.
Nevada Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care
Assisted living facilities must provide 24 hour supervision, laundry, housekeeping, nutritious meals and snacks, as well as supportive care and assistance with ADL's as needed. Home health care agencies and hospice may also contract with the resident to provide care as needed.
Nevada Assisted Living Admission Requirements
To be admitted, a resident must be ambulatory, over 18, and not require physical or chemical restraints, continuous nursing care, have a gastronomy tube, suffer from a staph infection or other serious illness. A resident may be discharged if he or she fails to pay the amount due, does not comply with the policies of the facility, or has needs the facility can no longer adequately meet.
Nevada Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements
As intake assessment focusing on the needs regarding ADL's must be completed at admission.
Nevada Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements
Medication can be self-administered by the patient, or a direct care provider must assist. The direct care provider must have received medication training and appropriately monitored.
Nevada Assisted Living Facility Requirements
Three residents are permitted per room, though each person needs 60 square feet of floor space. In a private unit, residents must have 80 square feet of floor space. A toilet and sink must be provided for every four residents and a tub/shower must be available for every six residents. Uniform fire codes must be met.
Nevada Assisted Living Staffing Requirements
The assisted living facility must have a full-time administrator and enough staff to adequately meet the needs of the residents. If the facility has more than 20 residents, a staff member must be present and awake at all times. Caregivers must be at least 18 and receive appropriate training, including first aid and CPR.
Nevada Assisted Living Medicaid Policy
A Medicaid home and community-based services waiver covers personal care services in a group living situation.
Nevada Alzheimer's Unit Requirements
In a unit that cares for Alzheimer's patients, a health care provider must be present and awake at all times. When residents are awake, one care provider must be available for every six residents. Appropriate training is mandatory for all staff who work with these residents. In addition, locked doors and alarms are required on all exit doors.
Nevada Medicaid Coverage of Assisted Living and Related Services
The State of Nevada pays for two types of non-nursing home, residential care; HCB Waiver for Assisted Living and the Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC).
The HCB Waiver for Assisted Living includes the cost of assisted living and the Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC) pays for the level of care offered in an intermediate care facility.
Under the Assisted Living Waiver, services are provided to the elderly in assisted living residences in order to help prevent or delay the need for nursing home care. Most adults, including family members, prefer to live in an assisted living community over a nursing home residence. Assisted living gives individuals increased mobility and better social activities.
Nevada's Assisted Living Waiver provides the following services:
Case Management - a licensed social worker will determine the needs of the recipient and make arrangements to receive them. The assigned case manager will also monitor the services received.
Personal Care Services
Augmented personal care - Includes assistance and supervision with activities of daily living, such as:
- Medication Reminders
What is the best number to call to get started? 1-702-486-7850.
How to apply - the program is available across Nevada but there may be a wait list. Contact the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) regional offices.
The Home and Community Based Services waiver is designed for the elderly that live in Adult Residential Care homes and is offered to seniors to maximize independence by providing supervised care in a residential facility for groups as a less expensive alternative to nursing home placement.. Applicants for this waiver may qualify for the Assisted Living Waiver.
WEARC services include:
- Case Management to help individuals gain access to the waiver and other Nevada
Plan services as well as medical, social, educational, and other services, regardless of funding sources.
- Attendant Care services are provided by the group home and include; assistance and supervision with the activities of daily living like mobility, bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, toileting, transferring, ambulating, feeding, and medication oversight.
How to apply - the waiver is available throughout Nevada but enrollment is limited.
WEARC is managed by Aging and Disability Services Division office. Contact your ADSD Regional Office to apply.
Division of Health, Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance Phone (775) 684-1030
Contact: Donna McCafferty Phone (702) 486-6515 x257
Web Site: www.health.nv.gov/HCQC.htm
Nevada Division of Health, Bureau of Health Care Quality and CompliancePhone: (775) 687-4475
Patricia Chambers, RN
Phone: (775) 687-4475
Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.
License information source: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
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