“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia
Grants of $1000 are awarded to individuals caring for a senior 60 or over. These grants give the caregiver the opportunity to either have someone come to their home to care for their loved one for a few hours each week, have them attend a “daycare” program, or when necessary, place them in a care facility for a few days. All this enables the caregiver to take a break; enabling them to continue for a much longer period of time to care for their loved one in the home preventing unnecessary and/or early institutionalization of seniors so that they can age in place, consequently saving the state of Nevada Medicaid program hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
To learn more about this program –
Respite Care Manager
If you are a caregiver of a senior citizen, reach out to Helping Hands of Vegas Valley. We are here to help. Our program gives temporary relief to caregivers and their families. Download an application for Respite Care.