Riverside County Office on Aging
information provided by: Riverside County Office on Aging
Programs and Services offered include: Adult Day Care-provide non-medical care for dependent adults in a supervised, protective, setting during some portion of a 24-hour day.
Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center-ADCRC’s are community-based programs that serve persons with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
Care Coordination-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. Riverside County Office on Aging offers a full continuum of care coordination programs including: Multiple Senior Services Program (MSSP), Linkages Program, Access Program, and Family Caregiver Support Program, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program: A unique program that provides assessment, advocacy and service linkages for grandparents and their grandchildren.
Caregiving-Education, Training, Advocacy, Care Management, Counseling, Child Care Assistance, Respite, In Home Assistance and Supplemental Services.
Community Education-Riverside County Office on Aging offers education through a variety of innovative programs: The Info Vans provide quality information and referrals, including on-site computer access to service information. The Nutrition Info Van promotes Senior Nutrition Programs and education related to dietary practices.
Network of Care - is a comprehensive, internet-based resource for the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.
Community Elder Abuse Education-The purpose of Community Elder Abuse Education is to safeguard older adults from abuse, neglect, or exploitation by offering public education, outreach and referrals, and by receiving and investigating complaints.
Smart Card Program-The SMART Card Program was developed to educate seniors about the potential risks attributed to improper use of medications. Additionally the program encourages seniors to keep a record of the medications they use in order to assist a health practitioner or family member who may be helping them in an emergency. These two focuses of the program are aimed at decreasing unnecessary fatalities in the county and improving the health and well-being of the senior population.
Fit After 50-The Fit After Fifty Program offers exercise increase strength and mobility for seniors. Low cost classes are offered throughout Riverside County.
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program-HICAP provides information and assistance with Medicare, managed care (HMOs), long-term care insurance and other related health insurance issues.
Nutrition-Congregate and home-delivered meals are provided to persons sixty (60) years of age or older and spouses of someone 60 or older. Congregate service is available at over 20 sites throughout Riverside County. The Home Delivered Meals Program is for persons who may be at nutrition risk with transportation or health issues that would prevent them from accessing a Congregate Meal Program site or prevent them from taking care of their own nutritional needs.
Ombudsman-Volunteers are trained to provide advocacy and support to vulnerable individuals in nursing homes.
Personal Care/Homemaker-Nursing, therapies, and personal care services are provided by nurses, licensed allied health professionals, and home health aides. Homemaker services may include housekeeping, cooking and grocery shopping.
Senior Employment-The Office on Aging’s Senior Employment Program offers a variety of employment opportunities and training programs for low-income seniors, 55 years of age or older, who are re-entering the workforce.
Senior Helplink-Senior Helplink connects seniors, adults with disabilities, family members, professionals, and the public at large with assistance, referrals, education, and advocacy.
Record last updated: Jan 3 2013 9:00AM