Independent Living Programs

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.

Transportation Program – Volunteers provide escorted door-to-door safe transportation for seniors and disabled persons giving them access to critical services including medical appointments, to pick up prescriptions, socialization and shopping.

 

Home Companion Program – Volunteers provide essential daily services such as talking to and spending time with seniors. Volunteers provide the emotional support, socialization, and human contact that is necessary for the homebound elderly.

 

RSVP’s CARE Law Program – 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.

Philips Lifeline emergency response system – provides an emergency response system that gives immediate access to emergency services.

Veterans “Volunteers in Partnership” (VIP) Program – 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.

Farmer’s Market Coupons – provides free coupons each summer for fresh fruits and vegetables, serving as a nutritional supplement for eligible seniors.

Respite Care Program – provides 24/7 caregivers who are exhausted, overwhelmed and stressed with regular breaks to provide relief and help them continue the care of their loved ones who are elderly as well as care for adults with a disability. Volunteers provide breaks 2 to 4 hours or more per week.

Homemaker Services – provides frail homebound seniors assistance with housekeeping such as dusting, kitchen and bathroom cleaning, floor maintenance, laundry and linen changing.

Resistance Exercise Program – provides light weights training; helping to keep seniors active and healthy, improving mobility, cognitive ability, and muscle strength.

Volunteer Stations – RSVP volunteers provide a variety of services to Federal, State, and local government agencies; non-profits; and health care facilities. RSVP matches the talents of individuals with the needs of our community.

Corporation for National & Community Service (Senior Corps) RSVP is part of Senior Corps established in 1973 and now one of the largest senior volunteer organizations in the nation. RSVP engages people in a diverse range of volunteer activities. RSVP volunteers choose when, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to many hours per month.

RSVP programs and services are offered at no charge with the exception of the monitoring fee from Lifeline; however, there are suggested donations for services.  No one is turned away because of an inability to donate.  Not all programs are available in each county.  RSVP volunteers do not perform services that fall under professional health care services, such as nurses, aids, etc.  We cannot lift or transfer clients.