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To live independently is a daily challenge for more and more elderly and disabled individuals. Many struggle with medical conditions which contribute to memory loss, loneliness and depression. Some of these elderly have no family or friends. Even those supported by loved ones often need more daily attention than caregivers can provide.

Many elderly and disabled have difficulty remembering which medications to take and when to 
take them. Even simple but critical tasks, such as locking doors and turning off stoves, may be forgotten.

For more than a decade, House Calls has been assisting the elderly and disabled through specialized programs that provide daily reminders, assurance and care.

House Calls, through the use of computerized and personal telephone messages, serves the needs of many. Clients receive reminder calls, uplifting notes and thoughtful gifts on a monthly, weekly and even daily basis. 

Founded in 1996 by Shelly Egbert, House Calls is funded through grants and donations. These funds make it possible to offer critical services free of charge to those who need it most.

Awards for the House Calls Program

  • American Red Cross Unsung Hero Award Nominee, 2011

  • Jefferson Award, 2006

  • Nevada Governor's Senior Samaritan Award, 2004

  • Red Cross International Humanitarian Service Award, 2002

  • University of Nevada-Reno's Sanford Center for Aging Star, 2000

  • J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award, 1996

House Calls Board of Directors

Jeannie Bisard (Chairperson)
Lyon County School District


Bob Robertson
Banner Health (Ret.)


Karen Phipps

Senior Representative

Jackie Mull

Registered Nurse

Shelly Egbert
Director/House Calls, Ltd.

Shannon Wilkinson
Secretary/House Calls, Ltd.

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