Nevada

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NEWS

More than 200,000 Nevadans are living with or providing care for a loved one with dementia. State Medicaid costs are on track to increase by 36.5% by 2025 unless lawmakers intervene now with early interventions that connect families to the resources they need to live safely at home and avoid institutional placement. In 2021, the Alzheimer's Association urges the Governor and Legislature to commit to statewide respite grant funding, extend targeted outreach to underserved communities and protect home and community-based care options.

NEVADA 2021 STATE POLICY PRIORITIES

Nevada State Plan Overview

The Nevada state legislature passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10 in 2011, creating the Legislative Committee on Health Care's Task Force to Develop a State Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. The Committee included a state Senator as chair and medical experts, advocates, and other key stakeholders. After soliciting public feedback, the State Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease was published in January 2013. The Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease (TFAD) was created within the Department of Health and Human Services with the passage of Assembly Bill 80 in the 2013 Legislative Session. The Task Force is responsible for implementing the State Plan.



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Nevada State Advocacy Day

March 09, 2021

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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Nevada

Number of People Aged 65 and Older With Alzheimer's by Age

Year 65-74 75-84 85+ TOTAL
* Totals may not add due to rounding
2020 10,000 23,000 16,000 49,000
2025 12,000 31,000 20,000 64,000

Percentage change from 2020

Medicaid

$203

MILLION

Medicaid costs of caring for people with Alzheimer's (2020)

36.5%

change in costs from 2020 to 2025


Medicare

$34,875

per capita Medicare spending on people with dementia (in 2019 dollars)


HOSPICE (2017)

2,167

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


17%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Geriatricians

40

Number of geriatricians in 2019


295%

increase needed to meet Alzheimer's population needs in 2050

Hospitals (2017)

1,712

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


25.4%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate


34.3%

increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007

Caregiving

153 Thousand

Number of Caregivers



175 Million

Total Hours of Unpaid Care



$2.29 Billion

Total Value of Unpaid Care


Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2018)

704 total deaths in Nevada
6th leading cause of death in Nevada
261% increase in Alzheimer's deaths since 2000

For more information, view the 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report at alz.org/facts.

U.S. Statistics

Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and as many as 13.8 million will have the disease in 2050. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias is estimated to total $305 billion in 2020, increasing to $1.1 trillion (in today's dollars) by mid-century. Nearly 1 in 3 seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer's or another dementia.



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