Continuing Care in Nevada

Continuing care retirement communities are retirement communities with accommodations for independent living, assisted living, and nursing home care, offering residents a continuum of care. The communities ensure a dignified place for your or your senior to stay. Depending on your location and specific needs your options may vary.


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Recreation and Attractions in Nevada

Infamous from a long history of risqué industries and behavior, Nevada isn’t all slot machines and sequined dresses. Pure desert beauty abounds from every sprawling horizon, similar to what you’ll find on the Nevada Silver Trails. Perhaps you’ll even take a paddlewheel boat cruise on Lake Mead, one of the largest man-made lakes in the U.S.

Of course, for the high rollers among us, Las Vegas beckons with the flash and pizzazz of a desert jewel in the dusty sunset. Win big or see a world-class show throughout Sin City… And keep an eye out for those flying saucers of Area 51! Whatever your range of mobility and interests may be, there’s always something more to discover in Nevada! 

Nevada's Climate, Geography, and Culture

Nevada's sprawling deserts make for quiet nights and hot summers. Enjoy a sunrise over the plains every morning and a star-filled sky at night. A mix of Native American, Mexican, and American cultures, Nevada is a melting pot with a city like Las Vegas as the main attraction. The city of lights will never disappoint and neither will Nevada.

Nevada's CCRC Regulations and Laws

Nevada has regulations and laws in place to monitor the behavior of CCRCs. These regulations ensure that you or your senior get the proper treatment and care while in a CCRC. These regulations outline payment methods, monthly costs, and descriptions of the quality expected. This is a great way to make sure you do not get taken advantage of financially.

Crime and Safety in Nevada

Violent crimes in Nevada are a bit higher than the national average, while property crimes are on par with it. Heavy tourism to places like Las Vegas can usually account for such numbers, and should never reflect the good, hardworking people of Nevada of which there are many. For seniors, locating a safe community for retirement can help ease the transition to senior care and improve wellbeing overall. Below are some of the safest candidates. 

LocationViolent Crimes Per 1,000 ResidentsProperty Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Boulder City.7814.18


Payment and Costs for CCRCs in Nevada 

The payment plans will differ at each CCRC, however, large entrance fees are to be expected and can range anywhere from $30,000 to $500,000 and even up to $1 million at a single time depending on your contract and location. The national average cost of an entrance fee based on the most recent data is $248,000, and this price is expected to continue to fluctuate based on local housing prices.

The type of contract entered into by the resident will include a monthly maintenance fee costing between $300 and $4,500 or more depending on which services are utilized. Some residents may choose a “buy-in” option, meaning they join the community through buying an actual property. Whether you buy a property or not, it’s still necessary to look out for any additional maintenance or service fees before signing a contract.

The difference in prices is largely a result of the type of contract residents enter into, as well as their individual health care costs and possible Medicare or Medicaid coverage. 

  1. Extensive Contracts – Guarantee a lifetime of housing and care at any and all levels provided by the community. These include monthly fees in exchange for a wide range of services. Because there is a relatively lower degree of risk, the upfront costs are much higher.
    1. Entry Fee: $160,000 - $600,000
    2. Monthly Fee: $2,500 - $5,400
  2. Modified Contracts – Modified contracts only extend to a set number of days. After exceeding this limit, services are paid for out of pocket by the resident. Monthly fees are also still charged at an ongoing rate.
    1. Entry Fee: $80,000 - $750,000
    2. Monthly Fee: $1,500 - $2,500
  3. Fee-For-Service Contracts – Residents only pay for the services they currently use, however, are not safeguarded from any future changes in pricing or service availability. Most of the financial burden is borne by the resident, depending on Medicare or Medicaid eligibility. These are considered to be the contracts with the highest risk, even though their upfront costs are the lowest.
    1. Entry Fee: $100,000 - $500,000
    2. Monthly Fee: $1,300 - $4,300
  4. Rental Agreements – Allow residents the ability to rent a housing on a monthly or annual basis. This type of contract does not guarantee access to health care on a fee-for-service basis, unlike other agreements.
    1. Entry Fee: $1,800 - $30,000
    2. Monthly Fee: $900 - $10,700
  5. Equity Agreements – Shares of the community or association are afforded to individuals by the transferal of actual home, condominium, or townhome ownership within the CCRC. Healthcare services can still be purchased for additional fees. Through an equity agreement, the property’s appreciation benefits the individual or their estate as specified by the terms of the contract. This type of agreement relies heavily on the fluctuations of real estate in the area.

From a Report by The U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Senior and Elderly Rights For Continued Care in Nevada

These rights are in place so you do not lose any privileges upon entering a CCRC. If these rights are violated, don’t hesitate to contact a legal advisor familiar with senior law. Although CCRCs are the most expensive senior care option available, they are ideal for people who would like to maintain an independent lifestyle and age in place. Coupled with Nevada’s diverse attractions and high-quality communities, your move to a CCRC can be the perfect chance to retire comfortably.

NV Continued Care: Medical Record Rules and Regulations

Since the goal of CCRCs is to aid residents in living independently, most communities will require a health screening in order for residents to be admitted. Physical exams and health records are usually required when applying. Unfortunately, it is common for applicants with frailties and those older than 80 years of age to be denied admission, especially if their pre-existing medical conditions are excluded from the health care coverage to be provided. 

Residents receiving nursing home care or any other type of medical attention in Nevada are entitled to a comprehensive and accurate record of their diagnosis and treatment. State and Federal laws guarantee that you will have access to these documents at any time by filling out the proper paperwork and paying a small fee.Otherwise, these records are to remain confidential for up to 5 years and can be accessed by submitting a request and providing a small fee. 

Finding the perfect senior care community is only part of making your loved one’s senior living transition smooth. At SeniorCaring, we know that it is also equally important to be aware of what other community services and resources are available to your family’s senior. Choose your location and find local resources for your senior.