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Honors for Peppermint Ridge in Corona

Peppermint Ridge, which supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, operates 11 homes in Corona.  The non-profit which has been in operation for nearly 60 years was honored on June 6, 2018 as the district Non-Profit Program of the Year by both State Senator Richard Roth and Assembly member Sabrina Cervantes. It represents the first time both lawmakers simultaneously recognized the same non-profit for the annual award.

Peppermint Ridge Non Profit Honors Peppermint Ridge Non Profit Honors
Pictured: Accepting the award, Danette McCarns, Executive Director, Board Chair Mike Ryan, Matt Stopher, Barbara and Jorge Aranguren with State Senator Richard Roth left and Assembly member Sabrina Cervantes, right.


Who We Are

Known in California as intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual  disabilities (ICF/IID), intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled - habilitative (ICF/IID-H) and intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled - nursing (ICF/IID-N), these facilities are recognized at the federal level as intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled (ICF/ID).

  • ICF/IIDs have 16 or more beds; ICF/IID-Hs and -Ns have 15 or fewer beds and average six beds.

  • Medi-Cal is the payor for more than 95 percent of the ICF/IID services provided to the 9,000 individuals served in this program.

  • ICF/IIDs in the community are licensed by the Department of Public Health (CDPH), and are annually reviewed by state inspectors to assure strict compliance with the same comprehensive state and federal mandates required of nursing facilities.

  • In California, 7 percent of ICF/IID clients were under 22 years of age, 39 percent were age 22- 45, while 46 percent were age 46 - 64, and 8 percent were 65 or older. (Source: AHCA)

  • In California, 43 percent of ICF/IID clients are considered profoundly intellectually disabled, 23 percent are considered severely intellectually disabled,18 percent are considered moderately intellectually disabled,and 15 percent are considered mildly intellectually disabled. (Source: AHCA)

  • In California, more than 80 percent of ICF/IID clients participate in offsite community day services programs. (Source: AHCA)