Elevating Home Care Together

Caregiver-owned home care cooperatives provide better jobs for caregivers by changing the balance of power and rewards. But worker cooperatives don’t just strive to provide better jobs, they strive to provide quality jobs–jobs that pay life-sustaining wages, offer comprehensive benefits, and deliver state-of-the-art training and career advancement opportunities. 

Joining together through collective voice and action home care cooperatives can increase profits, benefits and pay; invest in advanced training and on-the-job supports; increase the growth and scale of the home care cooperative model; and push for meaningful policy change. Working together, home care cooperatives can elevate home care.

Elevate Cooperative’s mission is to drive the profitability, growth and influence of home care cooperatives for the mutual benefit of caregivers and clients.

At Elevate Cooperative...

Elevate Cooperative was born out of a strong and growing national network of home care cooperatives, developers and supporters engaged in strategy, best practice sharing, and peer learning. Elevate Cooperative builds upon this culture in new and innovative ways, elevating what’s already been accomplished through enhanced cross-cooperative collaboration to take the model to the next level. Today, there are 17 home care cooperatives in operation across 9 states and Puerto Rico, employing over 2500 caregivers, and over a dozen new start-up initiatives underway in as many states.

  • Members are home care cooperative businesses and caregiver priorities are front and center.

  • Member cooperatives inform the development and roll-out of new products and services.

  • Cooperatives have access to a robust set of member benefits and preferred rates for value-added services that support efficient and effective operations and governance.

  • Cooperative and caregiver priorities are elevated in national policy debates through coordinated efforts.

Elevate Leadership

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Advisory Group

As a cooperative owned and governed by home care cooperatives, the voice of cooperative leaders is central to our work. Elevate Cooperative’s Advisory Group, made of home care cooperative leaders from around the country, is guiding the development of Elevate until its formal launch. Once legally incorporated, a formal board of directors will be elected by the membership to govern the new cooperative.

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Development Staff