There are many types of caregiver cooperatives that provide home care. Home Care refers to non-medical services such as cleaning, bathing, companionship, cooking, and other duties.
A home care co-op is generally a home care agency. It differs from other agencies in that the ownership of the agency consists of the caregivers.
Caregivers sit on the board of directors and make company policy. As caregivers, they implement those policies.
This provides clients with a direct line of communication with the owners of the agency.
Caregivers benefit by having control over their workplace that includes better wages and working conditions (including the ability to provide the services that their clients want). Clients benefit by having someone with true ownership of their job providing care.