Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV): Older adults

The primary physician may contact the DMV to place medical restriction or cancellation on a license based on a medical condition. The “Confidential Physician’s Report” is available HERE.  

License renewal occurs every 4 years. Seniors (age 70+), must complete a medical and vision exam. 

Alzheimer’s Association

Offers care, support, and resources for patients and caregivers.

Head Injury Association

Promotes educational programs, emotional support, resources for brain injury survivors and family members.  

Personal Care Services Program

Nevada's Personal Care Services program is a Medicaid program that provides assistance with Activities of Daily Living so that people with disabilities or a chronic health issue may remain living independently in their home. This program allows certain family members, excluding spouses and legal guardians, to be hired and paid as the personal care provider.

Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCBW)

Nevada's Home and Community Based Waiver is a Medicaid program that provides non-medical home care services to older persons tohelp them maintain independence in their homes. This program offers consumer direction, meaning, the care recipient can choose their personal care provider from a list of approved providers. Services may include:

  • Care management
  • Personal care
  • Adult day services
  • Respite
  • Chore services

Community Options Program for the Elderly Program (COPE)

Nevada's COPE program is a non-Medicaid program that assists elderly individuals to remain living at home. This program allows certain family members, excluding spouses and legal guardians, to be paid for providing personal care services. Some services may include: 

  • Case management
  • Personal care services
  • Homemaker services
  • Adult Day Care
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Respite


Policies and Services | Nevada

State System of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid HCBS Waiver Program No
At Least One State Program with Consumer-Directed Option for Family Caregivers Yes
Lifespan Respite Grant Yes
State Respite Coalition Yes - Nevada (formerly was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, underwent a major redesign and became However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.


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