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San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter of CAHF

Welcome to the San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter of CAHF.  This chapter serves providers in the Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino counties of California.

CAHF's members include:

Skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs) – Sometimes called "nursing homes" or "convalescent hospitals," these facilities provide comprehensive nursing care for chronically ill or short-term residents of all ages, along with rehabilitation and specialized medical programs.

Subacute-care facilities – Specialized units often in a distinct part of a nursing facility, subacute-care facilities focus on intensive rehabilitation, complex wound care and post-surgical recovery for residents of all ages who no longer need the level of care found in a hospital.

Intermediate-care facilities (ICFs) – In addition to room and board, these facilities provide regular medical, nursing, social and rehabilitative services for people not capable of full independent living.

Intermediate-care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities (ICFs/DD) – Known at the federal level as "ICFs/MR" (mental retardation), these facilities provide services for people of all ages with developmental disabilities. ICFs/DD-H (habilitative), ICFs/DD-CN (chronic nursing) and ICFs/DD-N (nursing) have home-like settings with an average of six beds. ICFs/DD are larger homes with 16 or more beds.

Institutes for mental health (SNF/STPs) – Designated in California as "special treatment programs," these facilities provide extended treatment periods for people of all ages with chronic mental health problems; most of the clients are younger than 65. Specialized staff serve clients in a secured environment.

Products and services providers – Individuals, firms and corporations which provide information, products and services for long-term care facilities and homes are part of CAHF's valuable network of associate (vendor) members.


Who We Serve

Our goal is to continuously develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to constantly improve the level of care delivered throughout our industry and raise the status quo.

Kevin Thomas, President, SB-RIV-CAHF

On The Horizon

The San Bernardino / Riverside Chapter of CAHF is an organization comprised of facilities and companies located in the Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino counties of California.

  1. Part of a much larger statewide organization and is located in Region 5 of the state organization.
  2. Membership is comprised of more than 1,250 licensed health facilities serving a myriad of needs
  3. CAHF supports its members through:


Who We Are

CAHF's overall mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and education for long-term health-care professionals who serve the needs of California residents:

Our Mission

In recognition of her decades of mentoring, guidance and dedication, the CAHF San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter is inaugurating the Ritchie Wills Scholarship Fund to foster the educational goals of future long-term care leaders by offering financial support to candidates who have demonstrated compassion, commitment and promise in the health & long-term care industry.


The Ritchie Wills Scholarship Fund will enable deserving individuals to enter, develop and guide the profession in providing quality care to the frail and elderly while fulfilling leadership roles now and in the future.


To apply, download and complete the linked application in its entirety. The application, essay and two (2) letters of reference should be typed or printed clearly. All completed applications and supporting documents must be POSTMARKED no later than July 15, 2018.

CAHF Career Climb Scholarship Program Ritchie Wills Scholarship Award Download Scholarship Application

2018 RAP Session: Find documents and session presentations on our ARCHIVES page.

2018 Fall Symposium: Find documents and session presentations on our ARCHIVES page.