The Independent Caregiver Option is the most cost-effective, autonomy granting, self-directed homecare resource.

On February 22, 2012 Gov. Sandoval received a letter detailing ongoing discrimination by Nevada Medicaid.  He promised his prompt attention. He has not responded nor asserted any corrective action.

We will respond to your questions or pass along your comments to the Governor. Please speak up for our elderly and people with disabilities.

E-mail us at:
Speakup@NevadaDisabilities.org.
Or call Rick Cline at 775-356-5351.

Gov. Addresses Nevada Medicaid Issues

Below are other related letters sent to, (or forwarded to), the Governor:

Recommend this site.

Are you a media person? Please  look into doing an in-depth story including these questions to uncover ongoing discrimination. We are available to answeryour questions.

If you have any questions or comments,
Please Contact Us.

Other Nevada Medicaid Issues:

Wage Proportionate Disbursements…
What Are They?
Why Implement Now?

Creating a Truly Workable "Money  Follows the Person" system…
Stop Wrongful Institutionalization.

 

What is the Independent Caregiver Homecare Option? 
It is a Nevada Medicaid-paid home care option. The recipient interviews and chooses their own caregiver. That caregiver then contracts with the State to work under the direction of the recipient, (self-directed homecare). The option saves the state a little money by cutting out the middleman's profits. More importantly, it gives greater independence to people with disabilities. 

Here is a brief overview.

Independent Caregiver Option Advantages:

Who should enroll in the Independent Caregiver Option?
You should file a discrimination complaint to gain access to this option if:

The Independent Caregiver Option should not be unfairly withheld from any eligible recipient, who desires to use it and is capable of managing their own home care*.

*In cases where a home care recipient desires to use the Independent Caregiver Option, but is not capable of directing their own care, that person's "responsible person" must also be allowed fair access to the option.