Riverside County Social Services celebrates in-home caregivers in November

Vehicles drive through the parking lot at the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority office in Moreno Valley, Nov. 19, as hundreds of in-home caregivers receive personal protective equipment, fresh groceries and tokens of appreciation. Valley News/Courtesy photo
RIVERSIDE COUNTY – When COVID-19 emerged, Diane Long, a manicurist in Corona, found herself on a tight budget. A friend encouraged her to consider working for a man who needed help to live safely at home. Long rolled up her sleeves, stepped in to help and said caregiving is a truly rewarding profession.“I just like helping people,” Long said.November was National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize persons like Long and over 32,000 In-Home Supportive Services workers who serve older and disabled residents throughout Riverside County.Representatives from Riverside County Social Services and partnering organizations, such as United Domestic Workers of America and Office on Aging, celebrated caregivers at two separate resource fairs in Indio and Moreno Valley, Nov.
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