Extended Care Facility Assistance (Nursing Home)
The Extended Care Facility Assistance Program (Nursing Home) supplements payment for persons placed in long-term care facilities such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and skilled nursing facilties. In order to qualify for assistance, individuals must meet all financial and non-financial requirements for their household size and be a Washoe County resident.
Per the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 428.020 Determination of County Residence: “The county of residence of a person is the county in which the person is physically present with the intent to reside, at least for an indefinite period. The county of residence of a person placed in institutional care is the county of residence of that person before the person was placed in institutional care.”
If an individual accepts County assistance, all of patient’s monthly income is expected to be applied toward the cost of care and paid directly to the facility.