Page Reviewed / Updated - Jan. 2019In this guide, you’ll find information about costs for senior care in Las Vegas, Nevada, and other areas in the state. Additionally, you will find information about government and non-profit organizations that help elders pay for senior care. You can also check out our guide to paying for senior care in Nevada, which covers more statewide programs and resources for senior care.
The state of Nevada is $500 less on average a month than the rest of the nation for assisted living costs. In Las Vegas, costs are even lower, at an average of $3,168 month, as well as in rural parts of the state. More densely populated regions like Reno meet the national average of $4,000, and Carson City is much more expensive at $4,500 monthly.
In Nevada, the average for adult day health services is $4,690. In Vegas, older adults will enjoy much lower rates for homemaker services. Most places are also much lower than the state average, except for Carson City, which averages $4,767 a month. The rest of the state has the same rate for homemaker costs as the national average, which is $4,004 a month.
The average cost for adult day health services is $1,647 a month. This is slightly more expensive than the average of Reno and the state average, $1,560.
In Nevada, long-term care services are provided by the LTSS unit of the Medicaid program. Eligible seniors can qualify for assistance paying for aging services, including:
To qualify for Medicaid in Nevada, participants must be age 65 or older and have an annual income that is no more than 138% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which is $16,753 for a single person, or $22,714 for a couple in 2018. Contact the Medicaid fiscal agent at 800-525-2395, option 1 then 4, to request services for yourself or your aging loved one.
Formerly known as CHIPS, the Medicaid waiver for aging care services is called the Home and Community Based Services Waiver program, and is for adults over age 65 who are income eligible and require assistance to live independently. The program provides these personal care services:
In 2018, income for eligible participants is limited to $16,753 for an individual per year. To speak with a social worker about qualifying for this waiver, contact the Las Vegas Aging and Disability Services office at (702) 486-6930.Personal Care Services Program (PCS)
The Nevada Personal Care Services program provides senior care by allowing qualifying elders to choose a home health provider through a care agency, or personally direct their own care with an unlicensed personal care assistant of their choosing through the self-directed PCS program. Services that are provided by the care assistant can include:
For some older adults who need help with personal care, services could be provided in their homes for much less than the cost of care in a facility. The COPE program provides non-medical assistance to elders over the age of 65 who meet a level of care (LOC) test by needing help with one or more activities of daily living (ADL) and would need to be placed in a nursing home if not for COPE’s services.
Contact Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services office by calling (702) 486-6930 if you’re in Las Vegas, or (888) 729-0571 if you’re out-of-state.Clark County Long-Term Care Program
The Clark County Long-Term Care Program provides long-term care options for residents that do not have federally subsidized options like Medicaid available. This program will coordinate care options for older adults that need help in securing appropriate placement for long-term care. There is not a fee to obtain services from this program, but the services provided are on an income-based scale.
To apply for this program, reach out to Clark County Social Services Department at (720) 455-8645.
Multi-Purpose Senior Services (MPSS) Program
The MPSS program provides free in-home care and case management for people eligible for Medi-cal with no share of cost (SOC). Participants must be at least 65 years old and need help with one or more activities of daily living (ADLs) or two life activities such as chores. Depending on your service location, you can receive services from the MPSS through Independence At Home or Jewish Family Services. This program is not available to elders using the SCAN healthcare network. Go here for more information and to learn how to apply.
Homemaker Home Health Aid Program
The Nevada Home Health Aide Program is a community-based service that provides income-eligible elders with in-home care, in order to avoid nursing home placement. Contact the Las Vegas regional Aging and Disability Services office at (702) 486-6930 to request a social worker visit to determine need and eligibility for services.
Clark County Senior Advocate Program
1600 Pinto Ln., Las Vegas, NV, 89106
This organization provides referrals to residents of Las Vegas that are age 60 and older to social services programs.
2047 Bonnie Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89156
This non-profit group funds three low-income properties in Las Vegas for seniors.
Nevada HAND: Sierra Pines
3201 S. Mojave Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89121
Rent for these two-bedroom apartments is $788 a month in 2019. Qualified applicants are age 55 and above and make between $25,550 and $28,050 annually. All utilities are paid, and there are amenities like services, a salon, and a pool.
6000 W Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103
Harmon Pines provides 105 rent-controlled apartments to eligible seniors. There is a pool, spa, and community services coordinator. Income limits apply; In 2019, single applicants can earn up to $35,250 annually, while couples may make up to $40,250 a year. All utilities are included and there is no monthly pet rent.
8206 Silver Sky Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145
These buildings provide low-income apartments and services to qualified seniors in three towers. Applicants must earn three times the monthly rent but make no more than $29,460 annually, or $33,660 a year for a couple in 2019.
8220 Silver Sky Drive Las Vegas, NV 89145
This subsidized facility offers assisted living services and 24-hour staffing for qualified elders.
171 Van Wagenen, Henderson, NV 89015
This public housing establishment provides 100 apartments for elders. There are scheduled rides, activities, a library, and a community room.
1001 Linden Street, #A, Las Vegas, NV 89101
This is a public housing development for adults over age 55 or who are disabled. There are 249 one- and two-bedroom units here.
101 N. Palo Verde, Henderson, NV 89015
This building provides 10 studio and 30 one-bedroom subsidized apartments to seniors. There is a bus line and shopping next door.
Archie Grant Park
1720 Searles Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101
This complex has 125 apartments for low-income elderly residents.
Arthur D. Santini Plaza
900 South Brush Street, Las Vegas, NV 89107
This high-rise apartment building houses 220 low-income seniors.
1030 Center Street, Henderson, NV 89015
Hampton Court is a multi-generational building with 100 apartments reserved for low-income seniors and families.
Harry Levy Gardens
2525 W. Washington Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89106
This three-story building provides 150 studio apartments for low-income elders. There are a computer lab and laundry room in this building.
James Down Towers
5000 West Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107
This building has four floors and 200 apartments for low-income seniors.
Lubertha Johnson Estates
3900 Perry Street, Las Vegas, NV 89122
This public housing building for seniors has 112 units.
Marion D. Bennett, Sr. Plaza
1818 Balzar Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89106
This apartment building has 65 apartments for adults aged 62 and older or who are disabled. There are also many amenities.
1632 Yale St., North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
This complex has 60 studios and 60 one-bedroom apartments for low-income elders.
400 Brush St., Las Vegas, NV, 89107
These towers have low-income senior apartments, laundry rooms, and a fitness room.
4445 Diamond Head Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89110
This building provides subsidized rent for 75 one-bedroom apartments and amenities for seniors.