Doctors Medical Center Foundation
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 1 Funding Opportunities
Doctors Medical Center Foundation (DMCF), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation has been serving Stanislaus County since 1975. DMCF has an excellent reputation and well-known history of success in providing solutions for the needs within our community through its wide variety of programs, including: Adult Day Health Care, Alzheimer's Program, Nutrition, Diabetes and Safety Education, Fresh Outdoors Project, Kids Works, M.O.M. a medical outreach mobile clinic, Transitional Care Planning and Post Discharge Phone Calls and Scholarships for Health Education. The mission of DMCF is to bridge the health care cap and enhance community well being. We will continue to serve the needs of the elderly in Stanislaus County by applying the agency wide performance measure of healthy futures. Particularly, section (H8); providing transportation and companionship allowing the seniors of Stanislaus County to live independently.
There are an estimated 5,800 underserved seniors living in Stanislaus County. Volunteers will provide transportation to seniors and the disabled who live in private homes and are unable to use public transit to get to their appointments. Senior companionship will be provided to isolated seniors to improve their perceived social support. The transportation work plan will connect a volunteer driver with a senior or disabled individual who needs basic transportation services. The driver will use their own vehicle to take the client to various necessary appointments. Of the 150 individuals served, 100 will remain in their home and report an increase in their social ties and perceived social support. Volunteers will be placed in the homes of isolated seniors to improve their mental health with continuing visits 1-4 times per month. Of the 40 seniors served, 25 will report an increase in their social ties and perceived social support and remain in their homes. As a community priority volunteers will serve the seniors and disabled living in independent and assisted living facilities with companionship and transportation services as necessary. All volunteers will be reimbursed for mileage.