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Published on April 19, 2024
San Bernardino County Bolsters Support for Seniors and Disabled with Robust Service ProgramsSource: San Bernardino County-Department of Aging and Adult Services

In San Bernardino County, older adults and individuals with disabilities can breathe a little easier knowing a plethora of resources are at their disposal, aimed at empowering them to live with dignity and independence. The county's Department of Aging and Adult Services – Public Guardian (DAAS-PG) is at the forefront, rolling out various programs to support these communities, as well as their families and caregivers, according to the San Bernardino County.

Among the initiatives, is Access to Technology, which offers free Apple devices complete with a two-year service plan and requisite training to help bridge the digital divide for those either 60 and over, or adults over 18 with disabilities, as reported by the San Bernardino County. In efforts, to guard against abuse, there's also Adult Protective Services (APS), which operates around-the-clock to help those 60 plus, and dependent adults from 18 to 59.

The DAAS-PG hasn’t stopped there. The Age Wise program provides behavioral health services targeted at high-risk seniors, facilitating connections to vital resources, while a specialized vaccine program ensures that even homebound residents are not left out of the loop when it comes to COVID-19 protections. For those requiring assistance in their daily lives, the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), as reported on the department’s site, pays for necessary at-home care for Medi-Cal eligible seniors and differently abled individuals – a testament to the county's commitment to its older population.