USDA Study - Start-up Case Study of PENINSULA HOMECARE COOPERATIVE - Port Townsend, WA. This study was funded by the USDA to help rural areas understand better how home care cooperatives can work in small communities.

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AARP Foundation - Could This Idea Help Fix America’s Shortage of Home Care Workers?

The demographics of a growing demand for elder care in America is raising alarms. The number of adults 65 and over requiring long-term care could rise by more than 70 percent over the next quarter century, estimates MIT Sloan School of Management professor Paul Osterman, author of the new book, Who Will Care for Us?: Long-Term Care and the Long-Term Workforce. But the supply of home care workers is likely to fall short of demand. Perhaps a novel program from the AARP Foundation and Capital Impact Partners, a Community Development Financial Institution based in Arlington, Va.,will help solve this problem. Continued…