The home care crisis isn't new, but it is receiving renewed attention that provides an opportunity to address some of the longstanding challenges this
The home care crisis isn’t new, but it is receiving renewed attention that provides an opportunity to address some of the longstanding challenges this critical sector faces. There is a shortage in direct care providers—in part because of the growing number of people needing care, but also because the jobs are incredibly challenging, undervalued and underpaid. In several communities across the country, home care workers have come together to form worker cooperatives. As a co-op, home care providers own and control their businesses and experience lower workforce turnover, leading to more highly-trained workers and higher quality care. Home care policy doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It is as much healthcare as it is economic policy.
NCBA CLUSA invites you to attend a briefing on home care cooperatives to discuss the health and workforce policy changes needed to address this crisis using a model that brings dignity to the hard work of caregiving.
Moderated by Kate Latour, Director of Government Relations at NCBA CLUSA, this conversation will feature the following panelists:
– Terrell Cannon, Director of Training and Workforce Development, Home Care Associates
– Deborah Craig, Cooperative Development Specialist, Northwest Cooperative Development Center
– Nora Edge, Executive Director, Capital Homecare
– Katrina Kazda, Program Director for Home Care, The ICA Group
– Kezia Scales, Director of Policy Research, PHI
– Jonathan Ward, Director of Lending, Fund for Jobs Worth Owning
(text from zoom registration page)
(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT