Building on the success and experience of the self-directed model in the states of Montana and Alaska, Consumer Direct established services in Nevada in 2003. The program is specifically intended to allow individuals with health care needs to remain in their homes and communities and to avoid placement in an institution.
This program is designed for individuals who are capable of directing their own personal care services or appointing a Personal Representative to act on their behalf.
Nevada program requirements include:
Eligibility for Nevada Medicaid
The need for assistance with activities of daily living such as:
- medication reminders
- bathing & hygiene
- dressing & grooming
- toileting, bowel & bladder care
The need for assistance with instrumental activities of daily living such as:
- meal preparation
- light housekeeping
- necessity shopping
- medical escort
Completion of an assessment for placement in the program
There is no age requirement in the state of Nevada
Announcement - IMPORTANT Payroll Tax Information
The new year brings a change in the take home pay of everyone receiving a paycheck. Effective 1/1/2013 the payroll tax holiday for Social Security tax has expired. This means that the Social Security tax reverts back to the pre-2011 rate of 6.2%-up from 4.2% .
Another component of the tax bill maintains the federal income tax withholding at the current levels. Any individual earning less than $400,000 and any couple earning less than $450,000 will see no additional federal income tax deducted from their paycheck. The change in the Social Security tax will be reflected on all Consumer Direct paychecks starting 1/4/2013. Please carefully review your paystub for this change.