On March 2, 2018, the workers of Capital Homecare Cooperative became the third homecare cooperative to open its doors in the State of Washington, joining its sisters Peninsula Homecare Cooperative (Pt. Townsend, WA) and Circle of Life Homecare Cooperative (Bellingham, WA). CHC also became the 5th operational worker co-op in Olympia, WA.
Olympia has one worker co-op for every 10,240 people!
Home Care Services provided include non-medical procedures such as Showering, Hygiene and Personal Care, Mobility Assistance, Transferring and Positioning, Toileting and Incontinence Care, Medication Reminders, Companionship, Recreational and Community Activities, Planning, Preparing & Serving Nutritious Meals, Shopping, Errands, Transportation, and Household Chores.
Caregiver owned agencies seek to improve the working conditions for caregivers with better pay and a voice in the decision-making of the agency. This translates into quality care for clients.
We featured CHC in our first of what will hopefully be a long series of spotlights on cooperatives: