Be an advocate for residents in long term care facilities including skilled nursing facilities, group homes and assisted living facilities. The State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division’s Volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsman program was created to enhance the Long Term Care Ombudsman program goals in assuring rights and well-being of individuals over the age of 60 years living in long term care facilities. The program uses volunteers to empower and advocate for residents. General Requirements for Long Term Ombudsman Volunteers: In addition to the general requirements for all ADSD Volunteers, Volunteer Advocates in the Ombudsman program must: Participate…
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{tab PROGRAM OVERVIEW} The Personal Assistance Services Program (PAS) provides financial assistance to enable adult persons with severe physical disabilities to remain in their own homes and avoid placement in a long-term care facility. The financial assistance is to access home-based personal care services to those that do not qualify for other programs such as Medicaid or COPE. The service is based upon the identified needs of the individual and available funding. Some clients may share in the cost of care. Scope of Personal Care Services:PAS offers the following services to those accessing the program: Dressing and undressing Bathing and…
Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? Volunteer Types Are you looking for a specific type of opportunity? Aging and Disability Services Division has choices for you that include: Marketing – perform marketing/outreach activities for one or more of our ADSD programs. This could include hosting a booth at a health fair, giving a presentation to a group, or training other organizations about the program for which you volunteer. Advocacy – advocate on behalf of Nevada's seniors who are in a nursing facility or assisted living situation. Advocacy volunteers may also work with the Senior Medicare Patrol program to…
Nevada Senior Medicare Patrol - (SMP) Help consumers recognize, detect and report Medicare errors, fraud and abuse. Every year the Medicare system is drained of billions of dollars as a result of fraud, waste, errors and abuse - almost $134 MILLION in Nevada in 2008 alone! There is an SMP in every state whose mission is to educate Medicare beneficiaries and their caretakers to become critical health care consumers, enabling them to identify suspicious situations or billings so that we can increase the chance that the Medicare system is solvent for future generations. As a volunteer, you can help spread…
Special Projects Help people manage and cope with their chronic conditions. ADSD has three special projects aimed at helping people with long term, chronic illnesses and their caregivers lead healthier lives. As a volunteer you can help people access these programs through marketing, outreach and a one-on-one interaction. Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Is a workshop given two and half hours a week for six weeks in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. Subjects covered include: 1. Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and depression2. Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength,…
At the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) we have multiple opportunities to get involved and help older adults in our community. At a minimum, each volunteer at ADSD must meet the following requirements:

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