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2018 National Home Care Cooperative Conference

 Home Care Cooperative workers and developers took part in the third Annual National Home Care Cooperative Conference on November 12-15, 2018 in Dulles, VA. The conference was organized by the Cooperative Development Foundation and hosted at the headquarters of the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation. 

Highlights of the 2018 year's program included:

  • Three specialized pre-conference program: 

         -Best Practices for Cooperative Managers and Leaders

         -Foundations and Dementia Care

         -Homecare Basics/Start-Up Intensive

  • National Home Care Cooperative Status & Outlook

  • Defining the Cooperative Difference and Cooperative Advantage in Home care

  • Caregiver recruitment & Retention Intensive

  • Recruitment and Retention Data & Dashboard

  • Maximizing Retention & Supporting Workers Through the First 90 Days

  • Revenue Diversification Strategies for Home Care Cooperatives

  • Creative Start-up Funding Strategies 

  • Home Care Financing  

Conference Resources

Thursday, November 15, 2018

MEETING DOCUMENTS

PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMS:

Track One:

Open Book Management & Human Resources 

Presented By: Rebecca Bauen, Democracy at Work Institute 

Cooperative Governance: Best Practices

Presented By: Anne Reynolds, Retired Executive Director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives 

Track Two:

 Foundations of Dementia Care

Presented By: Diane Vance, Program & Services Manager, Alzheimer;s Association National Capital Area Chapter

Track Three:

Home Care Start-up Basics

Presented By: Deborah Craig, Cooperative Development Specialist, Northwest Cooperative Development Center

Home Care Start-up Basics

Presented By: Katrina Kazda, Program Director, The ICA Group & Nic Miragliuolo, Social Enterprise Consultant, The ICA Group

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Home Care Overview

Presented By: Katrina Kazda, Program Director, The ICA Group

Caregiver Recruitment and Retention Intensive

Recruiting New Workers to the Home Care Workforce

Presented By: Eva Owens, Director of Marketing, Carina Care

What is Your Employee Value Proposition?

Presented By: Todd Costello, Executive Director, Community Living Alliance

Small Group Break-Outs on Recruitment & Retention

Maximizing Retention: Supporting Workers Through the First 90 Days 

Presented by: Kezia Scales, Director of Policy Research, PHI

Recruitment/Retention Dashboard

Presented By: Jonathan Ward, Senior Business Consultant, The ICA Group

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Revenue Diversification Strategies for Home Care Cooperatives

Presented By: Vasudha Deskikan, Program Director, The ICA Group & Nic Miragliuolo, Social Enterprise Consultant, The ICA Group

Home Care Cooperative Growth Strategies

Washington Home Care Co-ops

Presented By: Deborah Craig, Cooperative Development Specialist, Northwest Cooperative Development Center (NWCDC)

Scale Opportunities: Cooperative Conversion & Shared Services

Presented By: David Hammer, Executive Directer, The ICA Group

Building a Home Care Cooperative Eco-System

Presented By: Leslie Mead, Executive Director, Cooperative DevelopmentFoundation

Home Care Financing

Home Care Financing, Needs & Opportunities: Results of a Feasibility Analysis

Presented By: Margaret Lund, Principal, Co-opera Co.