Northern Nevada Aging and Disability Resource Center

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC’s) serve as single points of entry into the long-term services and supports (LTSS) system for older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, veterans and families. Nevada ADRC’s are “no wrong door” systems for individuals seeking assistance related to being aged and or disabled. Access to Healthcare Network administers the ADRC’s for Washoe, Carson, Mineral, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Lander, Humboldt, White Pine, and Storey counties.

The vision behind ADRC’s is to establish, in every community, highly visible and trusted sources of information where individuals can turn for the full range of long-term support options and smooth access to public long-term support programs and benefits. In addition ADRC’s ensure that Nevadans with functional limitations and the family members that support them have timely access to correct information and quality services that promote choice, dignity, and independence.

ADRCs provide unbiased, reliable information and counseling to individuals with all levels of income. They assist a wide range of individuals, including family caregivers, in obtaining long-term supports and services in the most desirable and appropriate setting. Since ADRCs do not limit their services to low-income individuals, they can help families of all income levels get the help they need as well as to utilize their resources more wisely.

What does it provide?

  • Resource and referral information

  • Advocacy and support

  • SNAP and food bank information

  • Medicare, Medicaid

  • Energy assistance

  • Caregiver support

  • Supportive housing

  • Independent living services

  • Future plans

  • Home modifications

  • Financial planning

  • Short- and long-term planning

Options Counseling

  • Trained Options Counselors provide individualized person-centered decision support to consumers, family members and/or significant others in the home, office, or over the phone depending on consumer preference.

  • Action plans are developed to address long term services and supports needs that align with consumer preferences, strengths, values, and needs.

  • Follow-up is provided to ensure consumer needs are addressed.

  • Person-centered transition support is provided via formal links between health care providers and ADRC services and follow-up with nursing home residents who request information on community options.

Available Services

Nevada Care Connection Resource Centers provide one on one assistance to older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers and families. The Resource Centers offer three types of services:

  • Resource & Service Navigation – a person centered process that helps individuals and their families explore care options in Nevada

  • Caregiver Support – helping Nevada’s family caregivers connect to a toolbox of services and empowering them in their caregiver role

  • Veterans Services – connecting to individuals who have served in the military explore benefits available through the VA, the state, and informal supports

Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act

AHN’s Aging & Disability Resource Center facilitates the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) for Washoe, Carson, Mineral, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Lander, Humboldt, White Pine, and Storey counties. AHN helps Nevadans apply for the “Medicare Savings Program”, which pays for Medicare Part B. An approval results in a $105 savings per month for the individual.

AHN also helps Nevadans apply for the “Extra Help” low-income subsidy, which helps pay for Medicare Part D up to $20.56 per month and additionally provides discounted prescription prices.

A Nevadan approved for both of these subsidies receives an average of $5,000 in savings per year.

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