The Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division's Community Service Options Program for the Elderly (COPE) provides non-medical services to persons 65 and older to help them maintain independence in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement. This program is similar to the HCBS FE Waiver.
What Services Can COPE Provide?
Assistance by a licensed social worker in determining the needs of the client, arranging and monitoring services. Identification of resources and assisting recipients in locating and gaining access to waiver services, as well as needed medical, social, educational, and other services regardless of the funding source.
Personal Care/Attendant Care
Assistance with personal care which includes:
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
Adult Day Care
Provision of supervision and activities in an Adult Day Care center for 4 or more hours per day on a regularly scheduled basis, for one or more days per week, in an outpatient setting.
Provides non-medical care, supervision and socialization to a functionally impaired recipient in his or her home or place of residence, which may provide temporary relief for the primary caregiver.
Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
An electronic device connected to the phone that enables persons at risk to secure help in an emergency for recipients who live alone in a private residence, or who are alone for significant parts of the day in that residence, have no regular caregiver for extended periods of time, and who would otherwise require extensive routine supervision
Chore services are intermittent in nature and may be authorized as a need arises for the completion of a specific task which otherwise left undone poses a home safety issue.
Respite care is provided in the recipient's home on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of the primary caregiver.
Who is Eligible for COPE Services?
To be eligible for services, an individual must meet the following requirements:
- Be 65 years of age or older.
- Be at risk of institutionalization (nursing home placement) if services are not provided
(meet Level of Care for nursing home placement).
- Be financially eligible (call for current income guidelines).
How Can I Apply?
An applicant, community partner or caregiver may fill out the OCL Program Application and submit to the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) office nearest to them. An applicant may also telephone their local regional office and provide the needed information over the phone to an ADSD intake team member. List of regional offices
Once a completed and signed application is received by ADSD office, an ADSD intake case manager will contact the individual to
determine which services and program are most appropriate for them.
Once an applicant is determined eligible
for the COPE program, a case manager will remain in close contact with the recipient
to assure services are appropriate and are meeting the needs of the recipient.
ADSD personnel are dedicated to the
provision of quality services, which assist individuals to remain independent
in their own homes.