Dorothy Rupe Caregiver Program

The Dorothy Rupe Caregiver Program at the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of caregivers providing at-home support to a loved one with dementia. The Foundation achieves this mission through the support of training programs and educational resources for family, professional, and volunteer caregivers.

Since June 2016, the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation has awarded grants to the following organizations for a variety of caregiver education efforts:

Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter
$25,000 to offer the Savvy Caregiver series and expand caregiver trainings in the San Joaquin Valley

Alzheimer’s Family Services Center
$50,000 to create an online education library for dementia caregivers

Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles
$50,000 for “Recuerdos Perdidos/Lost Memories,” telenovela-based caregiver education

Alzheimer’s San Diego
$50,000 to revise and enhance the ALZ Companions volunteer training program

Camarillo Health Care District
$35,000 for the REACH Intensive Intervention Program for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Coast Caregiver Resource Center
$15,650 to offer Powerful Tools for Caregivers and Caregiver Survival workshops in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties

Conejo Valley Senior Concerns
$20,000 to develop an Alzheimer’s Caregivers Notebook for use in hospital-to-home transitions at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
$12,234 to offer Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Sacramento and Placer Counties

ElderHelp of San Diego
$40,000 to support corporate outreach efforts and online education for working family caregivers

Family Caregiver Alliance
$50,000 for medication management materials for family caregivers

Hope Hospice
$25,000 to develop and provide Dementia Care Services to caregivers in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

Hospice of San Luis Obispo
$50,000 for dementia caregiver relief services and case management

Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation
$34,000 to increase caregiver navigation services and establish a volunteer respite care program

UC Irvine Program in Nursing Science
$50,000 to expand and tailor dementia caregiver education for underserved Asian Americans

UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program
$75,000 to expand its caregiver education video library and develop a peer-to-peer library of problem solving strategies

WISE & Healthy Aging
$25,000 to translate and offer the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Specialty Course to Chinese, Korean, Farsi and Spanish-speaking caregivers

The Foundation also distributed nearly $490,000 to sixteen Certified Nursing Assistant training programs at California Community Colleges. Grants will be used during the 2017-18 academic year with an objective of reducing student costs and improving outcomes. Recipients and support areas are as follows:

Allan Hancock College – Santa Maria, CA
$40,000 for skills lab tutors and student scholarships

American River College – Sacramento, CA
$9,785 for student fees and course materials 

Butte College – Oroville, CA
$40,000 for student scholarships, exam fees, and course materials

College of the Desert – Palm Desert, CA
$11,800 for instructional and student support

College of the Siskiyous – Yreka, CA
$14,500 for student support

Imperial Valley College – Imperial, CA
$15,000 for instructional and student support

Los Angeles Harbor College – Wilmington, CA
$35,500 for instructional and student support

Los Angeles Mission College – Sylmar, CA
$30,000 for instructional and student support

MiraCosta College – Oceanside, CA
$26,193 for student support

Modesto Junior College – Modesto, CA
$25,000 for instructional support and certification testing fees

Rio Hondo College – Whittier, CA
$35,000 for instructional and student support

San Diego Continuing Education – San Diego, CA
$15,000 for student support

Santa Barbara City College – Santa Barbara, CA
$74,500 for instructional and student support

Santa Rosa Junior College – Santa Rosa, CA
$35,000 for instructional and student support

Ventura College – Ventura, CA
$35,000 for skills lab support and student scholarships

West Los Angeles College – Culver City, CA
$45,000 for instructional assistance and student support