Fallon, Nevada 89406
C.A.R.T. provides two types of service, which are listed below:
To plan your C.A.R.T. ride, just call our friendly dispatchers at 428-2988 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to set a ride.
Rides are on a first-come first-served basis with senior riders (60 & over) having preference. Rides can be booked anywhere from the day before to 14 days in advance. Buses operate from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Discounted general rider ticket books can be purchased from the driver with advanced notice or at the C.A.R.T. office at 310 E. Court Street in the Senior Center building. You may also order a book from the dispatcher when you schedule a ride.
Rides are $3.00 per ride for a general rider and a suggested donation of $2.00 for persons age 60 and over. Our drivers do not carry change.
Our buses are A.D.A. compliant. C.A.R.T. is open to all residents. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
Our goal is to provide transportation for local residents of Churchill County within the C.A.R.T. service area, on County maintained roads. C.A.R.T. reserves the right to make changes at any time.
Give us a try – you won’t be disappointed!
You can use C.A.R.T. for:
Access to Work
Senior Citizen Transportation
And much more
C.A.R.T. Service Areas
Northwest Coverage Area: Workman Road to the north Carr Lane/Bench Road to the west.
Northeast Coverage Area: Tarzyn Road to the north Perazzo Lane to the east.
Southwest Coverage Area: Norcutt Road to the south Sheckler Cut-Off to the east.
Southeast Coverage Area: Norcutt Road to the south Perazzo Lane to the east.
For safety reasons, the C.A.R.T. service is only available to residents on county-maintained roads.
Dispatchers are available: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Call 428-2988 to schedule your ride. Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(MOST) Mobile Outreach Safety Team
MOST pairs a clinical social worker with a police officer to create a skilled intervention team for persons who suffer from mental illness and are in crisis. The MOST team responds to psychiatric emergencies and maintenance check-ups on previous mental hospital patients. The intent is to reduce the imprisonment of local mentally ill citizens while simultaneously increasing the safety of the general public.
To make a non-emergency referral for MOST:
1. Call the appropriate law enforcement agency.
2. Tell dispatch you wish to make a MOST referral.
3. Provide the following:
* Your name, agency and contact information.
* Name of individual/individuals being referred.
* How the individuals can be contacted, i.e. address, phone # etc…
* Reason for the referral: remember the more detail provided the better the MOST Team will be able to maintain safety and provide adequate service.
To Protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Churchill County through integrated State, County and Community efforts.
I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals and solve problems.
A countability: We perform with integrity and respect.
R esponsiveness: WE achieve our mission by serving our customers and engaging out partners.
E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning and continuous performance Improvement.
952 S. Maine St.
Fallon, Nevada 89406
Aging and Disability Resource Center – Nevada’s Care Connection
The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) in the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, represents Nevada’s elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs.
The Aging and Disability Services Division offers the following types of programs:
Reno, Nevada 89406
American Home Companion
American Home Companion, Inc. takes great pride in the work we do. As a top-notch in-home personal care service provider, we give seniors the freedom to continue living well in the comfort of their own homes. We give the disabled a smiling face to smile back at. We give both the young and young-at-heart hope for a better life. And we give our clients and their families peace of mind—perhaps our greatest achievement.
In your quest for the best non-medical in-home care for you or your loved one, we are confident that you’ll find the superior care, trustworthiness and utter compassion you seek in American Home Companion, Inc.
- Non-skilled help with laundry, prescriptions, shopping, etc.
- Serve Gardnerville, Fallon, Fernley, Silver Springs, Reno, Carson
- Caregivers needed
- Medicare and Medicaid
- Locally owned and operated
- Durable medical equipment
- Oxygen LOX (Medicare)
- 24/7 care
- Referral forms
- Patient assessment
- Personal Care Assistants
- Private clients accepted
Fallon, Nevada 89406
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The American Legion refers Veterans to the Veterans Affair office. The Veterans Affair office are able to provide the services below.
Veteran Services Rendered:
- Free assistance on benefits
- Benefits Calculator
- Veteran employment center
- Employment and business guidance to ease transition
- Education assistance and assistance with GI Bill
- Health services and advocacy for veterans who earned and deserve timely, high-quality care
- Personal finance tips and advice from experts who understand Veterans
- Free, accredited assistance with VA claims and appeals
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Carson City Health and Human Services
Our mission remains the same today as it has been since its founding: to assist individuals age 60+ with questions, problems, and concerns by providing assistance and access to a comprehensive range of services. These services are for Carson City residents only for now.
We offer many services at the Carson City Senior Center, including Meals on Wheels service, onsite dining, Medicare counseling, tax preparation service, blood pressure clinics, AARP driving services, senior support groups, along with our Social Work Program Manager who can help our seniors connect with the services that they need. We also have a bilingual Case Manager. We encourage you to read the service description to get a better idea what is involved and who the point of contact person is.
Blood Pressure is taken by a registered nurse on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:30am – 11:30 am.
There is no charge, however donations are accepted.
- A reading below 120/80 is considered normal, according to the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.
- High blood pressure is responsible for 35% of all cardiovascular problems like heart attacks or strokes and 24% of preventable deaths.
SHIP Medicare advisors are available to answer Medicare questions, free of charge, at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center on the following days:
Tuesday, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. by appointment
Thursday, 10:00 to 1:30 p.m. First-come, first served basis
The SHIP volunteer advisors can assist anyone with questions or concerns relating to Medicare and/or Medicare products. SHIP services are designed to help explain Medicare, health insurance, health service plans, and other options for financing health and long-term care services in an objective and unbiased manner that supports your independent decisions.
The counseling services are provided by SHIP-trained Volunteer Advisors who are acting in good faith to provide information about Medicare health insurance policies and benefits to you.
The State Health Insurance Assistance program (SHIP) is funded by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services through the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division.
There is no fee for this service.
Carson City Senior Center has a licensed Social Work Program Manager available by appointment, to assist you with any problems or concerns you may have. We also have a bilingual Case Manager available to help with your needs.
Please call the Senior Center at (775) 883-0703 to schedule an appointment with our social worker.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance covers all aspects of cerebral palsy including symptoms, financial assistance and daily living articles. All of the information contained on the site has been thoroughly researched and cited.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.
We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.
Cerebral palsy can be a great expense to families, particularly those who don’t have access to adequate insurance or the funds to get all of the supplies needed.
The government offers numerous forms of assistance that can help and your child live more qualities lives and cover medical expenses.
- Supplemental Security Income: 800-772-1213.
- Social Security Disability Insurance: To apply for SSDI, visit your local social security office or call 800-772-1213 to have an application mailed to you. Keep in mind that you’ll need to show proof of residence, your child’s birth certificate, past medical bills, and the names of numbers of any physicians that can help prove your child’s disability.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Lawsuits and Financial Assistance
If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by the negligence of medical professionals, you have the legal right to file for damages against the responsible party.
Medical negligence can occur in many different ways, but the most common reasons that medical mistakes lead to a child developing cerebral palsy include:
- Failure to schedule and carry out an emergency C-section in time
- Improper use of birth-assisting tools during delivery, such as forceps or a vacuum extraction tool
- Failure to detect, diagnose, and treat infant jaundice
- Failure to detect, diagnose, and treat low blood sugar
- Failure to detect, diagnose, and treat maternal preeclampsia
- Administering too much medication or the wrong kind of medication during delivery
- Failure to monitor fetal distress and infant heart rate
If medical negligence is proven, parents or guardians of the child with cerebral palsy can receive financial compensation to help care for the child’s medical needs, including past expenses, as well as the expected cost of future expenses.
Some states also allow punitive damages if you’re cerebral palsy lawsuit is successful. Punitive damages award the plaintiff compensation in addition to the actual damages, in order to pay for things such as physical pain and suffering, emotional stress, and more.
Aging and Disability Resource Assistance
While the Aging and Disability Resources Centers (ADRC) will not help your child until he/she is an adult, it’s a great organization for elderly adults as well as people over 18 years of age who live with cerebral palsy.
ADRC provides assistance in helping people with cerebral palsy with financial assistance, as well as:
- Financial planning and assistance
- Legal help
- Job training and job search assistance
- Housing assistance
- Medical and dental assistance
- Prescription medication coverage
- Mental health counseling services
- Home care assistance, and more
Each states has its own set of assistance options when helping adults with cerebral palsy. For more information use the ADRC state locator tool to be taken to your state’s organization.
Churchill County Social Services’ goal is to facilitate the self-sufficiency of program recipients.
Our emergency, temporary assistance programs provide for the health and welfare of eligible county residents. Individuals and families have opportunities to develop, grow, and prosper as valued, respected residents of the community. Our community is welcoming and responsive and offers opportunities and respect for all residents through:
- Active faith community
- Affordable housing
- Diverse economy
- Drug-free and safe living
- Family oriented services
- Informal support networks
- Livable wage jobs
- Quality education
- Recreational opportunities
- Skilled workforce
Learn more about the programs and services provided by the county to assist Churchill County residents in need:
- General Assistance Rent and Utilities
- Indigent Services
- Homeless Housing Assistance
- Public Guardianship
- Discount Prescription Program
- Low-Income Apartment & Food Program Referrals
- Holiday Services
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Empowering Native Americans with disabilities in making informed choices to achieve gainful and meaningful employment, independence and integration into the family, tribes, community and workplace by providing culturally appropriate vocational rehabilitation services, leadership and direction thereby maximizing individuals potential.
Crossing Rainbows- Pathways to Success
- Who is eligible?
- Individuals who are willing to work
- Individuals who reside on or near the boundaries of the following areas:
- Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe Reservation or Colony
- Churchill County/City of Fallon
- Lovelock Paiute Tribe Colony
- City of Lovelock
- Yomba Shoshone Tribe
- Must be an enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe
- Individuals MUST have a physical or mental impairment that results in a substantial impediment to you receiving employment
- Require the need for Vocational Rehabilitation services to return to work
- Types of Services Provided
- Assist eligible participants to prepare for, obtain, and/or to retain jobs
- These services may include, but are not limited to:
- Assessments, evaluations, and diagnostic services
- Vocational and technical services and devices
- Job placements and retention services
- Transition services
- How the Program Works
- Fill out an application for services, they can be picked up at the Voc Rehab Office
- Your worker will then call you to set up and orientation date and time
- You and your worker will work together on developing a specialized plan to help you become self-sufficient
Reno, Nevada 89502
Nevada Social Security Office
Social Security’s retirement program has been a basic part of American life for over 70 years. In addition to benefits for retired workers, Social Security provides financial support to younger workers and their families who face a loss of income due to disability or the death of a family wage earner. Your benefit amount is also affected by your age at the time you start receiving benefits. The earliest age at which Social Security benefits can be received without reduced is now 65.
You can start collecting your Social Security benefits as early as the age of 62, but if you take early retirement, your benefits will be reduced based on the number of months you will receive checks before you reach full retirement age. If your full retirement age is 65, the reduction for starting your Social Security at the age of 62 ranges from 20% – 30%.