Organized in 1996, CareChoice Cooperative is the nation’s first senior care cooperative formed by nonprofit, mission-driven providers of aging services. There are 21 Member organizations in CareChoice representing 43 nursing homes primarily located in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan region. In addition to nursing facilities, many Members offer senior living options such as assisted living, independent living and memory care units. Some Members also operate Medicare-certified Home Health Care, therapy and hospice programs in their communities.
CareChoice holds contracts with all of the major area managed care health plans. In addition, CareChoice seeks collaborative funding opportunities for quality initiatives on behalf of their members to elevate nursing home staff skills and facilities in pursuit of the triple aim: improving patient experience, improving health and controlling costs.