RIVERSIDE COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING

Care For Seniors Support

Seniors and persons with disabilities wanting to live independently in the community often face many challenges due to increasing frailty, chronic medical conditions, functional disabilities, limited income, a stressed and overwhelmed family caregiver, depression from multiple losses, lack of knowledge of community resources and services, a limited support network, gaps in services, are among many factors that may limit their independence and ability to live safely in the community.  Care Coordination services can offer a viable alternative to institutional care and provide seniors, persons with disabilities and family caregivers the opportunity to explore multiple community options for care in the home.  Trained social workers and public health nurses are available to conduct comprehensive in-home evaluations of needs and assist individuals and their family caregivers to navigate a complex community care system that will provide valuable linkages to services that serve to enhance and sustain an individual’s independence at home and reduce the risk of premature or inappropriate nursing home placement.  Riverside County Office on Aging offers a full continuum of care coordination programs including:

  • Multiple Senior Services Program (MSSP): A Medi-Cal Waiver program designed to meet the needs of frail Medi-Cal eligible seniors.
  • CareLink Program: Services targeted to seniors and disabled individuals over eighteen years of age who want to remain at home.
  • Access Program: Short-term program targeted to explore care options and community services for seniors and adults with disabilities.
  • Family Caregiver Support Program: Provides support and resources to caregivers so they can continue to provide vital services for their loved ones.
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program: A unique program that provides assessment, advocacy and service linkages for grandparents and their grandchildren.

One call will link you to these vital care coordination services. Our trained HelpLink staff will connect you to the services and care coordination program that addresses your unique situation and need.

SERVICE PROVIDERS
There are many agencies and organizations that provide a wide range of support to caregivers.
RESOURCE LIBRARY
Education and Informational Resources:
Check our Library!!!

For additional online resources go to:
www.rcaging-caregiverslibrary.org
SURVEY
Are you a caregiver? Take this Free Informational survey.

ADULT DAY CARE

Adult Day Care Services provide non-medical care for dependent adults in a supervised, protective, setting during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services offered in conjunction with adult day care/ adult day health typically include social and recreational activities, training, counseling, meals during adult day care, services such as rehabilitation, medication assistance and home health aide services for adult day health. This program is for persons who are at risk of institutionalization.

CAREGIVING

As part of the National Family Caregiver Support Program, under the Older American’s Act, the Office on Aging provides support to caregivers who are caring for grandchildren and/ or older adults, and coordinates services to develop a system that is comprehensive and useful.

Services provided include:

  • Advocacy
  • Care Management
  • Caregiver Education
  • Counseling
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Respite
  • In Home Assistance and Supplemental Services

Eligibility for these and other services may vary.

PHILOSOPHY

Our Vision

Hope for today with expanded possibilities and choices for tomorrow.

Our Core Value

The right to age with dignity.

Our Purpose

To enhance quality of life across generations through innovation and partnerships.

Our Promise

To listen with respect, to foster trust, and to serve with compassion and commitment in a timely manner.