Support from caregivers like you.

Building Better Caregivers® (BBC) is a free online workshop with group support to help paid caregivers:

  • learn new ways to reduce stress
  • better manage difficult behaviors
  • improve communication with the person they're caring for. 
  • Give and receive support in a small online group setting to become a better caregiver. 

 Paid caregivers who complete the workshop may receive a stipend of up to $360.*

How it works.

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Fits your schedule
With the online program, you can login in at any time or day to connect to useful information and support.
Safe and Anonymous
Caregivers create an anonymous profile so you can communicate comfortably with your workshop peers.
Ongoing Support
Get full access to an alumni community for continued support after your online workshop is completed.

Who can enroll in BBC?

See If You Qualify

Building Better Caregivers® (BBC) is an online program to help direct paid caregivers caring for someone with dementia, Alzheimer's, other cognitive impairments, or any other serious injury or illness. The caregiver and the person being cared for need to be a resident of California.

Sorry! Our records indicate that you may not be eligible for this program as a paid direct care worker. However, if you are an unpaid family or friend caregiver please visit to learn how to join as an friend or family caregiver.

If you are a paid direct care worker and  believe you do qualify, please get online support at or call 1-844-516-1438 option 4

*What does CalGrows offer paid caregivers?

  • hundreds of free training courses,

  • free 1:1 career coaching,

  • incentives of up to $6,000 for eligible paid caregivers.

Who Qualifies? Caregivers who live in California and work in home or community based settings such as:

  • home care aides

  • care coordinators or care managers

  • dementia care specialists

  • non-IHSS affiliated, personal care assistants

  • activities coordinators

  • transportation providers

  • unpaid friends & family caregivers

  • and other unlicensed care workers

CalGrows is a California Department of Aging (CDA) program designed to support caregivers of older adults and people with disabilities by improving their skills through in-person classes and online training courses, 1:1 career coaching, and up to $6,000 in rewards payments. Access at

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