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Co-op Solutions for Long Term Care

Cooperative Development Foundation

Monday, March 21, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

Co-op Solutions for Long Term Care

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Co-op Solutions for Long Term Care

An Answer to Long Term Care in Rural America
A Role for Home Care Cooperatives

Monday, March 21, 2011, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20045

Admission is free
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The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) is pleased to host this forum that will examine the vast potential for home care cooperatives and address the question, “Does rural make it harder?” A rural health care delivery system that includes viable home care cooperatives has the potential to bring about long term care cost savings, to enable thousands of senior citizens to enjoy independent living with quality care/services, to create a stable and trained workforce, to empower working men and women to earn a living wage as member/owners of home care cooperatives, and to help sustain rural communities by contributing jobs to the rural economy.

A growing percentage of older adults are now looking for long-term care services in less costly home- and community-based settings. For those who live in rural, underserved communities that are too small or too remote to support a nursing home or assisted living facility, home-based services may be the only option, and it may be difficult to find reliable providers of home care services. In a field that, historically, has been plagued with low wages, inconsistent quality of care and an unstable workforce, a home care cooperative provides a stark contrast. What sets home care cooperatives apart from other providers of home care is their focus on the workers – their training, their compensation, their peer relationships, their relationships with their clients, and their role in the governance of the business. Home care cooperatives have provided services in urban areas for many years. It’s only in recent years that we have experience with the cooperative home care model in rural America. Among the questions we’ll address – “What’s a home care cooperative” and “Does rural make it harder”?

 

AGENDA

10:00 to 10:10 Opening Remarks & Overview of the Event
Terry Lewis, Principal, LIA Advisors, LLC & CDF Board Member


10:10 to 10:30

Creating Jobs in Rural America & Meeting the Needs of its Senior Population
Judy Canales, Administrator, Business & Cooperative Programs,
Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture



10:30 to 10:45 The Cooperative Business Model – What’s it all about?
Paul Hazen, President & CEO,
National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA)


10:45 to 11:45 Cooperative Home Care – a Focus on Workers and Quality of Care
Leonila Vega, Executive Director, Direct Care Alliance (DCA)
Tracy Dudzinski, CNA, President of Cooperative Care, Wautoma, WI
Diane Gasaway, Executive Director, Northwest Cooperative Development Center, Olympia, WA
Kimberley Schorr, RN, Paradise Home Care Cooperative, Hilo, HI


12:00 to 1:00  Lunch Presentation: The Long Term Care Needs of Seniors in Rural America
Dr. Mary Wakefield, Administrator, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Invited)


1:00 to 1:20 Long Term Care – Does “Rural” Make it Harder?
Robyn Stone, Executive Director, Institute for the Future of Aging Services


1:20 to 2:20 Cooperative Home Care: Opportunities, Barriers, & Lessons Learned
Margaret Bau, Cooperative Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Robyn Stone, Executive Director, Institute for the Future of Aging Services
Rebecca Davis, Executive Director, National Cooperative of Health Networks (NCHN)
Diane Gasaway, Executive Director, Northwest Cooperative Development Center, Olympia, WA
Leonila Vega, Executive Director, Direct Care Alliance (DCA)


2:20 to 2:30 Next Steps – An Invitation to Participate
Liz Bailey, Executive Director, Cooperative Development Foundation
A CDF-sponsored feasibility study of the multi-stakeholder model for home care cooperatives



There is no charge for this event. However, space is limited and an Registration is required. Please share this invitation with others who would be interested in this topic.
 
A box lunch will be provided.
 
Location:
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20045

For more information, call 703.302.8093


The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization with a rich history in the U.S. cooperative community and a mission to raise public awareness and stimulate the development of sustainable cooperatives that can contribute to all sectors of the U.S. economy. CDF’s core work includes support for cooperative development that serves the needs of seniors in rural communities. CDF recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Rural Development) to expand its work in this area and this forum is part of that work.

CDF website: www.cdf.coop

Contact: Liz Bailey, Executive Director (lbailey@cdf.coop or 703.302.8093)

Cooperative Development Foundation
2011 Crystal Drive Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202

 

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National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20045

Monday, March 21, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)


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