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The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition (NMDCC) has become the voice for enhancing and promoting their professionalism and image of the field. See what others are saying about us.
This is a terrific notice and service from NMDCC. I have used it to write twice to Governor Martinez, once to ask her to extend Medicare and now to thank her for it. I would not have done this without the NMDCC notice. Officials consider one email to equal several opinions many times over. Thanks.
"What's important is quality care. It is what I wanted with my mother, and less would never be good enough."
"It is awesome and inspiring to watch the Coalition grow and flourish!"
"NMDCC gave me the information I had been searching for! Such a great service! Would recommend to anyone looking for a caregiver."
"Great resource if you're looking for caregivers or if you are a caregiver. I was able to easily search of caregivers in the area and choose the one I liked."
"The knowledge of the presenters was really top-notch. These are people I would likely just pass on the street and may hardly notice. Their experience was extensive; they conveyed their experience and new information exceptionally well."
"The communication skills segment and dealing with difficult clients was especially helpful to me."
"I’ve made every mistake there is to make with my elderly parents. So I’m here to learn what it is I can do better."
"I’ve learned through this training I must FIRST take good care of myself!"
"I am impressed that good caregiving is as much an art as science and that these skills can be learned."
"Thank you for the excellent training that was provided. I felt the weekend was invaluable. I look forward to any other training in the future that would benefit my caregiving."
"I really appreciate everything you're doing, and am so happy I had the luck to find this organization."
"One of the reasons I joined the board was to help create an association that works for everyone, not only the paid care giver but the volunteer care giver, the person receiving care and the family members. No one should feel alone. Everyone should be able to live the fullest life possible."
Ray Benton Benton Company
“Awesome website and happy that you are providing training.”
Ray Gonzales Sandoval County Senior Program
“It makes me happy when my work helps a good cause and I think NMDCC is one of the best.”
“I appreciated that there were more caregivers-like me-at the session in Las Vegas who were so concerned about direct care wages and benefits.”
A. Brandt Santa Fe and Las Vegas Attendee
“NMDCC’s role in bringing awareness to and recognizing the benefits of supporting caregivers in training and certification will provide better opportunities for this growing field. New Mexico and the NMDCC can be a model in the country for this growing occupation.”
“I really loved the turnout in Santa Fe and the depth of discussion there. But I was really moved by what I heard from caregivers as workers in Las Vegas.”
Interfaith Worker Justice–New Mexico Executive Director
“It was a very helpful workshop and I enjoyed networking opportunities offered. My mom felt comfortable and glad to be there too. It was a great opportunity for her and me both!”
R. Reynolds Attendee
“We don’t get paid by my agency when to travel from one client to the next. That’s not fair and I want to change that.”
J. Martinez Attendee
“We need to protect our loved ones from abuse by caregivers, too. Sometimes caregivers don’t have the right training but sometimes they aren’t the right kind of person who ought to be caregivers.”
Maya Las Cruces Attendee
“We need to keep people who need care out of nursing homes and cared for in their own communities.”
Attendee Santa Fe Attendee
“The most important issue at the listening session that I attend was the issue over wages.”
R. Benton Las Vegas Attendee
“I was impressed with the level of caring and involvement the caregivers have for their clients. I was also surprised at how poorly caregivers are compensated and how badly [some] who work for agencies are manipulated by employers.”
J. Gorman Santa Fe and Las Vegas Attendee
Mucho, mucho gracias for the terrific professional seminar you presented on Wednesday. It was such serendipity I chanced on the event & I sincerely thank you for the opportunity, resource info & the real live networking spectrum of fellow attendees!
The entire seminar program ...venue/hospitality/educational content & outreach was just outstanding...It's wonderful to discover powerful connection support to help expand NM Caregiving!