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. Recent grants include the following:

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
$50,000 to support the transformation and translation of the Savvy Caregiver Program into Spanish

Alzheimer’s Orange County
$50,000 to establish satellite locations in north Orange County and expand caregiver education and support services

Alzheimer’s San Diego
$50,000 for a volunteer coordinator to assist in expanding capacity for the ALZ Companions respite program

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
$71,000 to make BRI Care Consultation available to Northern California caregivers 

Camarillo Health Care District
$50,000 for a dementia resource coordinator to assist in expanding services to family caregivers and creating dementia friendly communities throughout Ventura County

Conejo Valley Senior Concerns
$20,000 to revise its Alzheimer’s Caregivers Notebook for use in hospital-to-home transitions countywide and nationally

Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
$41,480 to develop and launch a Rural Caregiver Outreach and Education Program

ElderHelp of San Diego
$40,000 to increase employer outreach and expand the Family Caregiver Support Program

Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County
$40,000 to offer Spanish-language support groups and counseling to Santa Maria caregivers

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

Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation
$40,000 to provide dementia-specific caregiver navigation services and hire staff to develop its volunteer respite care program

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
$74,920 to facilitate the training and dissemination of Dealing with Dementia in California

UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program
$125,000 to support a dementia care manager position

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 over $555,000 to sixteen Certified Nursing Assistant training programs at California Community Colleges. Grants will be used during the 2018-19 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
$42,100 for skills lab tutors and student scholarships

American River College – Sacramento, CA
$13,605 for student fees and course materials

College of the Siskiyous – Yreka, CA
$35,000 for student support and testing administrator travel expenses

Contra Costa College – San Pablo, CA
$14,000 for instructional and student support

Evergreen Valley College – San Jose, CA
$31,970 for instructional and student support

Gavilan College – Gilroy, CA
$15,000 for a student scholarship fund

Los Angeles Harbor College – Wilmington, CA
$37,850 for instructional and student support

MiraCosta College – Oceanside, CA
$34,500 for student support and an emergency assistance fund

Modesto Junior College – Modesto, CA
$50,000 for instructional and student support

Mt. San Antonio College – Walnut, CA
$32,595 for instructional and student support

Rio Hondo College – Whittier, CA
$39,275 for instructional and student support

Riverside Community College – Riverside, CA
$30,000 for student support

Santa Barbara City College – Santa Barbara, CA
$60,000 for instructional and student support

Santa Rosa Junior College – Santa Rosa, CA
$40,000 for instructional and student support

Ventura College – Ventura, CA
$40,450 for skills lab support and student scholarships

West Los Angeles College – Culver City, CA
$40,000 for instructional assistance and student support