RobotiCare?

RobotiCare?

With a shortage of trained and qualified caregivers, is a crisis looming that will be met with a robotic solution? We can do better than that. The Affordable Health Care Act (“Obamacare”) was the most sweeping change to our health care system since the advent of Medicare and Medicaid, albeit with much political tension. Now it’s time to rethink the way in which we serve our aging population, because 78 million aging baby boomers are going to create unprecedented demand…

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Advocating for Caregiving Conference (Materials)

This post is brought to you by the National Alliance for Caregiving: Now Available – Slides & Meeting Materials from the 8th Annual National Conference of Caregiving Coalitions  Last week, the National Alliance for Caregiving hosted Advocating for Caregiving: The 8th Annual National Conference of Caregiving Coalitions at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging in San Diego. Nearly 100 caregiving advocates and coalition members attended our meeting to discuss advocacy, new technologies, and communication tools for caregiving coalitions. Many…

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NMDCC Director Selected for Marano Fellowship

The Sector Skills Academy is pleased to announce the selection of 27 workforce development leaders as the ninth class of Marano Fellows. The Academy, operated by the Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative, provides emerging leaders in the sectoral workforce development field with a unique professional development opportunity. Major support for the Academy is provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. This group of fellows represents state and local public agencies, community-based nonprofits, labor-management partnerships, universities, worker centers, WIBs, and community…

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Investing in Quality Jobs and Quality Care

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City joins with workforce development and health care professionals to improve job opportunities for home care workers. Home care aides comprise one of the nation’s fastest growing professions. At two million strong, this workforce is expected to increase by another one million workers over the next decade, reflecting a nearly 49 percent annual growth rate. As the population ages, home care aides are essential to the lives of chronically disabled, impaired and elderly clients….

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Listening to Española Caregivers

The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition wants to hear from family and professional caregivers: Rio Arriba Health Commons 2010 Industrial Park Rd Española, NM 87532 Saturday, March 8, 2014 — 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Our statewide coalition wants to hear from caregivers about issues in the workplace, resources you need and solutions you may have, like: Education, training and credentialing JOBS for caregivers Respect and recognition in the workplace Wages and benefits How to sign up for health insurance…

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News for New Mexico Caregivers – Feb. 2014

The New Mexico Caregivers Coalition will visit Carlsbad/Artesia to hear from family and professional caregivers about issues in the workplace, resources needed and solutions caregivers have. Come tell us what’s important to you!  Saturday, February 22, 2014 2:00-4:00 pm Senior Circle a Resource of Carlsbad Medical Center 2423 Bonita St. Carlsbad, NM  88220  We need to hear from caregivers about Education, Training and Credentialing; JOBS for Caregivers; Respect and Recognition in the Workplace; Wages and Benefits for Caregivers. All are welcome! Caregivers,…

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Listening to Caregivers in Carlsbad

Listening to Family and Professional Caregivers in Carlsbad, Loving, Artesia, and Hobbs The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition wants to hear from family and professional caregivers at: Senior Circle (a resource of Carlsbad Medical Center) 2423 Bonita St. Carlsbad, NM 88220 Saturday, February 22, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Our statewide coalition wants to hear from caregivers about issues in the workplace, resources you need and solutions you may have, like: Education, training and credentialing JOBS for caregivers Respect and…

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Caregiver Time-Out – Holiday Season Boot Camp

A Resource Event for New Mexico Caregivers The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition, with AARP-New Mexico, is hosting a Caregiver Boot Camp as a way to say thank you to caregivers and present an oppounity to de-stress duing the holidays. The Caregiver Boot Camp is Thursday, December 12 from 9:30-11:00 am at Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel, 2600 Louisiana Blvd, NE. All are welcome! The event consists of mini-presentations from caregiver resources, followed by opportunity for caregivers to talk with these…

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Saturday, November 16 Listening to Caregivers Session

The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition wants to hear from family and professional caregivers on: Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:00am-noon Las Placitas Presbyterian Church 7 Paseo de San Antonio Placitas, NM  87043 Our statewide coalition wants to hear from caregivers about issues in the workplace, resources you need and solutions you may have like: Education, training and credentialing JOBS for caregivers Respect and recognition in the workplace Wages and benefits Why you need to sign up for health insurance through…

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