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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, …

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Most Uninsured in NM Qualify for Subsidies

Nearly two thirds of New Mexicans who don’t have health insurance will be eligible for Medicaid or premium subsidies through the Affordable Care Act. According to a study Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nearly two thirds of New Mexicans who don’t have health insurance will be eligible for Medicaid or premium subsidies through …

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State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges Show Early Success

While the federal government has grabbed headlines for slow enrollment in its health insurance exchanges, many state-based marketplaces have quietly amassed thousands of completed applications for coverage. Smaller state-based exchanges in particular have shown early success, with Kentucky reporting 7,000 completed applications after two days, Hawaii posting totals of 1,200 in its first day and …

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NMDCC Instrumental in Minimum Wage & Overtime Protection to Caregivers

Obama administration seeking to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to cover home health care workers WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is seeking to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to cover home health care workers, a move that would boost living standards for nearly 2 million domestic employees but could mean higher costs for …

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10 Tips To Help Say Goodbye To Caregiver Guilt

The daily stress a caregiver endures can be devastating. Especially if you’re considered to be the primary caregiver in the family and have limited time due to your job or other family responsibilities. The most common feeling “primary” family caregivers have toward aging loved ones is guilt. Guilt can be destructive, making one feel tired, …

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Personal Care & Support Credential by DCA

The Direct Care Alliance Personal Care and Support Credential is a competency-based test for personal assistance workers in home and community-based settings.  The credential is a crucial step in professionalizing the direct care workforce. It will create a career ladder for workers; help improve the quality of care for elders and people living with disabilities; …

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A New Study on Health Care Delivery in New Mexico

According to a new report about the economic impact of health care reform in New Mexico, increased access to health care will result in new jobs, increased incomes and a healthier population. EVERYONE WINS: Maximizing the Economic Impact of Health Care Delivery in New Mexico makes the case that increasing access to health care will …

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NMDCC Meets with Tom Udall about Availability of Caregivers

Representatives of New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition (NMDCC) met with U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s staff on the critical and growing availability of affordable long-term services. Members raised concerns of the need to support home and professional caregivers who do this crucial work. The NMDCC delegation represents family and professional caregivers and advocates for programs and …

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NMDCC’s collaboration to discuss NM Caregiving Working Conditions

Home Economics National Study is released. With the release of a national study, Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work the National Domestic Worker Alliance is shedding light on the labor conditions for one of the fastest growing industries in the country: domestic care. Despite their critical contribution, these workers are not …

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