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Home Care Conference focuses on co-op success, caregiver wellbeing

The 5th Annual National Home Care Cooperative Conference focuses on skills needed to run and govern a successful co-op and home care business. The pre-conference on February 22 will cover the basics of cooperative finance and governance. The program on February 23 - 26, will feature sessions such as Caring for Ourselves in Times of Change, The Metrics of Success, Winning Customer Service, The Immigrant Caregiver Experience, The Art of Working Together, and many more. The conference will run from 12:00 to 2:30 Eastern each day and culminate with a breakout discussion for cooperators interested in a deeper dive in the content covered.

The program is free for home care workers and administrators from cooperatives and organizing groups. A donation of $25 is suggested for all others. Simultaneous English Spanish interpretation will be provided. Thanks to Capital Impact Partners, CoBank, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, and National Cooperative Bank, participating cooperatives will receive stipends for each attending caregiver to offset lost wages. Equal Exchange, Cabot Creamery and Pachamama have also generously donated items for a daily raffle that caregivers are eligible for.

The conference is an opportunity to remind member-owners that they are part of a strong and growing network of cooperatives that focuses on empowerment and well-being of caregivers and clients. In addition to outstanding cooperative and industry content, the conference continues the tradition of providing a forum for home care cooperators to connect with one another. Attending cooperatives are encourage to submit a 3 to 5-minute video about their business.

More information about the conference and content from past conferences are posted on the National Home Care Initiative website. Contact Kirstie Boyette at for additional information.

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