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Caregiver Compensation - Nevada

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Nevada has three ways to get paid as a family caregiver.

 

1. Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCBW): enables elderly and/or disabled adults who require nursing facility level of assistance to receive care at home. This program offers partial consumer-direction, allowing a care recipient to select a caregiver from a list of approved providers. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Nevada
    • MUST be 65+
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Number: 775-687-4210 (Aging and Disability Services Division Administrative Office)

 

2. Nevada Community Options Program for the Elderly Program (COPE): helps elderly and disabled adults receive care at home. Under this program, certain family members can be hired and paid to carry out personal care services. Some services may include: adult day and respite care. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Nevada
    • MUST be 65+
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care
    • MUST be financially eligible (call for current income guidelines)
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Number: 775-687-4210 (Aging and Disability Services Division Administrative Office)

 

3. Nevada Personal Care Services Program: assists elderly and disabled adults who cannot complete activities of daily living remain at home. This program pays friends and certain family members for providing personal care services. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Nevada 
    • MUST be disabled or require assistance with daily living activities
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Number: 800-525-2395 (opt. 1, then opt. 4) (Nevada Medicaid)

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