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 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.
Nevada State Advocacy Day
March 09, 2021
All advocates in Nevada are encouraged to join virtually to educate their elected officials on the critical supports they need