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. For assistance please contact RSVP at 775-687-4680.
Transportation Program – 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.
Home Companion Program – Volunteers provide music and art opportunities, emotional support, socialization, and human contact that is necessary for homebound elders, helping them to maintain their independence.
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 – is an emergency response system that gives immediate access to emergency services. Clients feel secure increasing their self-sufficiency. Monitoring Fee applies.
Freedom Alert – elders may qualify for personal emergency response service at no charge.
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 – 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.
Respite Care Program – 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.
Friends Day Out Featuring Java Music Club – Offers 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!
Homemaker Services – provides frail homebound elders assistance with housekeeping such as dusting, kitchen and bathroom cleaning, floor maintenance as well as laundry and linen changing.
Elder Exercise Program – improves mobility and cognitive ability, and helps to gain muscle strength. Regardless of age, with proper exercise you can improve improve balance, strength, and help prevent falls and disabling diseases.
Volunteer Stations – 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.
Dementia Friendly – 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.
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, transfer clients, or administer medication.
For assistance please contact RSVP at 775-687-4680.