RSVP’s direct service programs are part of a care-partnership with the care recipient at the center of the relationship. The family, volunteers, healthcare professionals and the community all work together to provide for one another in the partnership. For assistance please contact RSVP at 775-687-4680.
Volunteers provide escorted door-to-door safe transportation for seniors and adults with disabilities giving them access to lifesaving services such as: medical appointments, to pick up prescriptions, socialization and shopping.
Provides pro bono legal services for low-income and homebound seniors. The program focuses on estate planning, durable power of attorney, wills, guardianships, Medicare, Medicaid, help with debt problems, probate issues, and elder abuse issues.
Provides veterans with RSVP programs and works with NV Office of Suicide Prevention for suicide awareness; and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office for wellness checks, emergency medical transport, and priority transportation to the VA Center in Reno.
Respite care gives regular breaks to exhausted and stressed caregivers. Volunteers provide breaks 2 to 4 hours or more per week – which are lifesaving. Training and caregiver support is provided. Care recipients are assisted to achieve their highest level of independence.
Trained Volunteers install Personal Emergency Response Units in the homes of homebound seniors to provide immediate access to emergency services; and to improve their self-sufficiency, confidence, and independence.
RSVP volunteers provide a variety of services to Federal, State, local government and other non-profit service organizations and health care facilities. RSVP matches the talents of individuals with the needs of our community.
Hands-on fun learning for persons living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia, or care recipients with a variety of other disabilities such as Cancer, COPD, Parkinson’s or Diabetes. We use a unique combination of themes, photography, music, readings, and a traditional talking stick. Additionally, it offers referrals to independent living services, and the primary caregiver support, respite care, and a much-needed weekly BREAK!
Coupons are distributed each summer to low-income seniors who may not be able to afford fresh produce. Our goal is to increase consumption of healthy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and fresh unprocessed herbs while supplementing the nutritional needs of seniors.
Exercise improves mobility and cognitive ability, and helps to gain muscle strength. Regardless of age, with proper exercise, you can improve balance, strength, and help prevent falls and disabling diseases.
RSVP is part of Dementia Friendly Nevada and provides services that are informed, safe, respectful and inclusive of persons living with dementia and their Care Partners.
In partnership with local law enforcement, the program reaches out to isolated, home-bound seniors, ensures safety, and builds friendships. Volunteers receive training to recognize elder abuse and neglect and connect seniors with valuable resources.