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.
Volunteers provide music and art opportunities, emotional support, socialization, and human contact that is necessary for homebound elders, helping them to maintain their independence.
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.
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.
The NEST Program is a program adopted by RSVP in Summer of 2022. The NEST Collaborative is a volunteer-driven effort aimed at reducing social isolation and loneliness among elders, veterans, and people living with disabilities. Since its inception, the NEST Collaborative has served 350 Nevadans, totaling 4,000 hours of volunteer service!
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.
Homemakers provides frail homebound elders assistance with housekeeping such as dusting, kitchen and bathroom cleaning, floor maintenance as well as laundry and linen changing.