Who We Are

Nevada HAND, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is the largest affordable housing developer in the state of Nevada.

We develop, finance, construct, and manage apartment communities for low-income seniors and working families. We see firsthand how housing matters. Stable housing impacts our residents and the community through positive educational and health outcomes, productivity in the workforce, and greater civic and community engagement. We offer resident services at each community that connects our residents to community resources.

Our mission is to assist residents in living well.

Silver Sky Assisted Living and Silver Sky at Deer Springs are managed by Nevada HAND, Inc. and its board-controlled affiliate, HAND Senior Living. These nonprofit organizations ensure regulatory compliance and strong financial stewardship.

Silver Sky Assisted Living

HAND Senior Living operates our two assisted living communities, Silver Sky and Silver Sky at Deer Springs. We proudly provide 90 apartment homes at each assisted living community.
Our services include life enrichment and community activities, coordination of care with health care professionals, medication management, basics of daily living (such as bathing, dressing, grooming, escorting), transportation, housekeeping and laundry services, and meal services in beautiful dining rooms.

Silver Sky and Deer Springs are the only affordable assisted living communities in the state of Nevada.

Silver Sky Assisted Living and Silver Sky at Deer Springs Assisted Living does not discriminate and does not permit discrimination, including, without limitation, bullying, abuse or harassment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or HIV status, or based on association with another person on account of that person’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or HIV status.

Meet Our Team

Cathrine Helton

Vice President of Assisted Living

Armando B. Rodriquez

Administrator at Silver Sky

Adan S. Ornelas

Director of Food & Dining Services at Silver Sky

Community Partners


Assisted Living promotes independence and personal dignity in a safe, home-like environment. Help with the tasks of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, evening care and medication monitoring, is personally tailored to each residents’ personal needs and preferences.

In Assisted Living, a resident makes their home in a private apartment with the convenience of maintenance, housekeeping and laundry services, and has full access to an active lifestyle that includes ample access to entertainment, recreation, dining and transportation.

Assisted Living is a wonderful option for seniors who no longer wish to live alone or may need some help, but who do not need or want institutionalized care in a nursing home. It is best suited for seniors who do not require complex medical care but may require additional support with personal care and daily activities.

Assisted Living communities are designed for seniors who may not be able to live on their own safely, but do not require the higher level of care provided in a nursing home. Assisted Living communities are designed as a setting that provides assistance on various levels in maintaining and enhancing the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being of the residents that reside in the community based on their preferences.

Assisted living communities offer a wide range of services, such as minimal to extensive assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, escorting, etc.), medication management, meal service, transportation, housekeeping, laundry services, life enrichment/community life, and coordination of care with various health-related entities.

Assisted Living provides and/or coordinates personal services, 24 hours a day, with supervision by licensed nurses and unlicensed employees.

The philosophy of assisted living emphasizes personal dignity, autonomy, independence, privacy, and freedom of choice. An assisted living community is a program which combines housing, health, and supportive services for the support of residents aging in place. This environment promotes health and emphasizes wellness in a warm, dignified, community setting. Residents live in their own private apartment that they can furnish and decorate as they choose. This environment is dictated by resident preferences and choice for all services provided. Residents have the freedom to decide which activities and community events they want to participate in or how they want to spend their day.

Nursing Homes provide skilled nursing care, which is a higher level of medical care, which must be provided by or under the direct supervision of licensed health professionals, such as physicians, registered nurses (RNs) and physical, speech, and occupational therapists. These services can be necessary over the short-term for rehabilitation from an illness or injury, or they may be required over the long-term for patients who need a high level of care on a frequent or constant basis due to a chronic medical condition. Examples of skilled nursing services include wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections, and monitoring of vital signs and medical equipment.

Assisted living is a great fit for seniors or couples who are still active and social, but just need some extra help with daily life. Seniors and their adult children can take comfort knowing that 24/7 support is available within the senior living community.

If cooking, cleaning, or managing your medication is overwhelming, assisted living may be for you. If you are still active and can get around on your own or with the assistance of a cane or walker, you may benefit from assisted living, where many daily tasks are taken care of. This frees up your time and energy to enjoy hobbies, spend time with friends and family, and any other activities that you prefer.

Some signs that you or your loved one may be ready for assisted living include: Loneliness or depression; living in a large home for one person and needing to downsize; loss of a spouse/partner; living alone; having trouble with managing money and paying bills; experiencing a decline in health status or exacerbation of a health condition; inability or difficulty cooking or performing basic housekeeping tasks; needing help with personal care and managing medications; or are at increased risk for falling. It might be time to consider an assisted living community.

Your Assisted Living apartment is your home. Visitors are welcome at any time.

Yes, we have an emergency call system in every apartment in every community we manage with 24-hour awake personal care staff and trained healthcare professionals on-call 24 hours a day.

Yes, residents can leave the facility for dinner, an overnight stay or vacation.  We have a simple sign-out procedure at the front desk.

We can help residents and their families plan for these special occasions.

Potential residents must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must want or need assisted living services
  • Must income qualify
  • All members of the household must be at least 55 years of age at the time they move into the community.
  • Must be either an individual or a two-person household

We invite all potential residents to meet with a representative to tour the community and review of eligibility requirements.