Submitted by Deborah Craig
Recently, caregivers on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands have been meeting to discuss the idea of starting a caregiver-owned homecare cooperative in the San Juan islands. Working with Northwest Cooperative Development Center, caregivers are starting a process to determine if a caregiver co-op is right for their island and if it would benefit both the elders and the caregivers of these communities.
As a first step, the caregivers decided to survey island caregivers to get an idea of how many people are working as caregivers and an estimate of how many hours they are working. This survey is anonymous and the results will be shared with the communities.
Take the short survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Islandcaregivers
The survey will be open until Feb. 22. All island caregivers should take the survey.
If you would like to be added to the email contact list so that you can be included in updates, or have questions about the survey, Deborah Craig at Deborah@nwcdc.coop or call 360-441-1766.