Inland Caregiver Resource Center

Helping families and communities cope with and manage the challenges of caregiving

(800) 675-6694

Senior Companion Program

This program is sponsored by the City of San Bernardino. It connects older adults with Senior Companions that assist with grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments, meal preparation, respite care, and companionship. This program is available in San Bernardino, Fontana, Highland, Rialto, and surrounding cities. The availability of this program depends on the availability of companions.

Minor Home Repairs

Minor Home Repairs are available to seniors 60 years of  ageand older that are in need of assistance with at least 2 activities of daily living. Priority is given to those who are socially isolated and financially disadvantaged. Minor home repairs consist of the installation of grab bars, replacement of door handles, etc. This service is available in Riverside County, Morongo Valley, and Valley areas of San Bernardino County. Please note that availability of minor home repair services depends on funding available. Also note this service is not provided on an ongoing basis.

Chore

Chore services are available to seniors 60 years of age and older that are in need of assistance with at least 2 activities of daily living. Priority is given to those who are socially isolated and financially disadvantaged. Chore services consist of assistance with heavy housework, yard work and other home maintenance. This service is only available in the Valley and Mountain areas of San Bernardino County. Please note that availability of chore services depends on funding available. Also note this service is not provided on an ongoing basis.

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care services are available to seniors 60 years of age and older that are in need of assistance with at least 2 activities of daily living. Priority is given to those who are socially isolated and financially disadvantaged. Adult Day Care Programs offer supervised recreational activities, social interaction, and nutritious meals and snacks. This service is available in Riverside County, Victor Valley, and Valley areas in San Bernardino County. Please note that availability of adult day care services depends on funding available. Also note this service is not provided on an ongoing basis.

Transportation (TRIP)

ICRC’s transportation assistance is available to seniors 60 years of age and older living in the County of Riverside that need assistance with at least 2 activities of daily living. Clients recruit their own volunteer drivers who use their personal vehicles to drive them. The volunteer driver is reimbursed at $.32 a mile per one way trip (cannot exceed 16 miles per one way trip). Priority is given to those who are unable to drive or use public transportation. Allowance of miles is coordinated with an ICRC representative. ICRC sub-contracts with Independent Living Partnership to provide this service. Please note that availability of transportation services depends on funding available. Also note this service is not provided on an ongoing basis.

Personal Care

Personal Care services are available to seniors 60 years of age and older that are in need of assistance with at least 2 activities of daily living. Priority is given to those who are socially isolated and financially disadvantaged. Personal Care services consist of assistance with hands on activities of daily living, including bathing, eating, dressing, toileting, transferring, and companionship. This service is available in Riverside County and the Morongo Valley in San Bernardino County. Please note that availability of personal care services depends on funding available. Also note this service is not provided on an ongoing basis.

Homemaker Services

Homemaker services are available to seniors 60 years of age and older that are in need of assistance with at least 2 activities of daily living. Priority is given to those who are socially isolated and financially disadvantaged. Homemaker services consist of assistance with meal preparation, light housework, and errands. This service is available in Riverside County and the Victor Valley and Mountain areas of San Bernardino County. Please note that availability of homemaker services depends on available funding. Also note this service is not provided on an ongoing basis.

Information and Referral

As a Resource Center, ICRC has valuable information regarding the services it provides, as well as information regarding local resources for family caregivers and older adults living alone. Our very courteous staff is available to answer your questions and is prepared to refer you to the appropriate agency, should ICRC be unable to assist you.

Senior Support Services

ICRC understands that there are many seniors living alone who have very limited support from family. In addition, many family caregivers are also seniors that need care themselves. As a result, the agency has made a great effort to help seniors who have very limited support, but would like to remain in their home and live an independent life. The agency provides information and referral, personal care, homemaker, assisted transportation, adult day care, chore, companion services, and minor home repairs to seniors 60 years of age and older. Please scroll down for a description of each of these services.

Supplemental Services

Supplemental Services are available for family caregivers living in San Bernardino County (all areas except Morongo Valley). They are intended to help make caring for a loved one in the home a little easier and safer. Please note that our ability to provide the following services depends on available funding. Also note these services are not provided on an ongoing basis.

  • Assistive Devices: The purchase, rental, and/or service fee of equipment to facilitate and fulfill caregiving responsibilities.
  • Minor Home Repairs: Minor repairs to a home ranging from installation of grab bars to replacement of door handles in order to fulfill caregiving responsibilities.

Respite

Our Respite Care Program provides short term, substitute care for loved ones who are being cared for at home. This gives family caregivers a break from the stress of constant care and reduces the likelihood of early out-of-home placement. In addition to finding the best respite service for each family, ICRC helps pay for it.


  • Respite is provided in several different ways, depending on what the care receiver and the family need as well as what's available when help is needed. ICRC contracts with in home care agencies, adult day care centers, and placement facilities to make the following options available:
    • In Home Care: A Certified Nurse's Aide or other home health care worker comes into the home and helps with the care receiver’s personal care, makes sure he/she is safe and comfortable, and does some light housekeeping or other tasks.
    • Adult Day Care: The care receiver is sent to an Adult Day Care Center where they are cared for and are encouraged to participate in socialization activities. This option gives both the care receiver and care giver a break.
    • Overnight Placement: The care receiver is placed in an Assisted Living Facility overnight.


Our ability to provide respite is limited by available funding. Priority is given based on need, ability to pay for services, and whether the client has received respite in the past. Unfortunately this is not an on-going service. Clients are encouraged to attend ICRC Support Groups and Educational Training as respite is provided for those who participate.

To Place or Not to Place…That is the Question  Deciding if, when, and where to place a loved one is often a heart-wrenching experience. Many family caregivers continue providing care far beyond their physical and emotional capabilities before they even consider placement as an option. This series of 7 classes is designed to assist family members with the difficult decision-making process of whether or not to place a loved one in residential care.

Controlling the Frustrations of Caregiving is a series of eight classes for caregivers of adults with brain impairing conditions learn new strategies to cope with the feelings of grief, loss, anger, frustration, and hopeless. This is an 8 week series meeting once a week for 2 hours.

It Takes Two is a series of four-week class that offers new skills and tools for family caregivers who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The course is designed to help caregivers feel more confident and positive about the caregiving role. This is a 4 week series meeting once a week for 2 hours.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. This is a 6 week series meeting once a week for 2 hours.

Family Caregiver Educational Workshops

ICRC offers a wide range of educational workshops to help family caregivers cope with their caregiving situations. Below is an overview of the series of classes the agency facilitates. Please click here for a list of classes currently being offered.

Short Term Counseling

Caregivers often experience symptoms of depression, anger, or sadness. The causes may be physical, emotional, or a result of a stressful situation. Short term counseling can help with caregiving concerns such as loss, grief, unresolved relationship issues, role changes, anger, frustration, resentment, and conflict feelings.


Short term counseling is a brief problem-solving therapy for a maximum of 6 one-hour sessions. Together with a trained professional, goals are established which may:

  • decrease the symptoms of depression
  • improve coping skills,
  • increase use of support systems
  • decrease feelings of isolation


If additional counseling services are needed after the 6 sessions, appropriate referrals are made. Our ability to provide Short Term Counseling is limited by available funding and staff. If counseling is needed before ICRC can provide the service, appropriate referrals are made. Please note that before Short Term Counseling can be arranged, a client must have a Family Consultation with one of our Family Consultants.

Caregiver Support Groups

ICRC believes that the most valuable support a family caregiver can receive is from a peer. Someone who has been through what they are going through and can truly understand what it is to care for a loved one 24/7. For this reason ICRC facilitates family caregiver support groups throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Groups meet once a month at a convenient time and location. Meetings are lead by trained staff or volunteers. Topics discussed can range from Sharing and Caring to having a guest speaker present on a topic of the group’s choosing. The agency also helps start new groups where needed. For a list of current ICRC Support Groups Click Here.

Family Consultation

Family Consultation is ICRC’s core service. It consists of a meeting in person or over the phone with one of our Family Consultants to discuss the caregiving situation. Families who are caring for a loved one often need help in several areas.


For example, they may need:

  • Guidance in regards to their loved one's long term care
  • Information regarding the diagnosis of their loved one
  • Behavior management techniques to care for a loved one with a cognitive impairment
  • More information about how to be a more effective caregiver
  • Just to talk


Our Family Consultants are trained and experienced professionals who can tell the family about the services we offer to meet these needs – such as short term counseling, respite care, support groups, and educational workshops – as well as other public and private services they may wish to use. In addition, they help the family develop a strategy for managing their loved one’s care, which we call a care plan. After the first meeting, the family caregiver may contact their Family Consultant whenever they have a question or a concern regarding their caregiving situation.

Information and Referral

As a Resource Center, ICRC not only has valuable information regarding the services it provides, but also information regarding local resources for family caregivers and older adults living alone. The courteous staff is available to answer your questions, and should ICRC not be able to assist you, is prepared to refer you to the appropriate agency.

Family Caregiver Services

Who are family caregivers? Family caregivers are those who care for others in need: seniors, veterans, brain impaired individuals, and all those who can no longer care for themselves. The journey of a caregiver is not an easy one. ICRC is vested in caring for those who provide care. Family caregiver services the agency offers include information and referral, family consultation, support groups, short-term counseling, educational workshops, respite, and supplemental services. For more information about each service we provide please scroll down.