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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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State Legislators Seek Dialogue with Family and Professional Caregivers

State Legislators Seek Dialogue with Family and Professional Caregivers in Los Lunas (10/12/13) and Albuquerque (10/19/13) Senator Michael Padilla (D, Albuquerque) and Representative Kelly Fajardo (R, Belen) seek to hear from family and professional caregivers on challenges and solutions in caring for clients and family members. We request your participation in a two-hour conversation at …

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Direct Caregivers Earn a Victory After Nearly 40 Years!

Dear Members and Friends, It’s a great day. After nearly 40 years of exclusion, direct caregivers are finally guaranteed basic labor protections under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday formally extended FLSA protections–including a guarantee of at least minimum wage and overtime pay–to direct caregivers nationwide, a …

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New Mexico Caregivers Advocate for Quality Long-Term Care

New Mexico Caregiver-Advocates Helping to Shape Federal Policy Dear Members and Friends, Representatives of New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition (NMDCC) met recently with U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s staff on the critical and growing availability of affordable long-term services, and the need to support home and professional caregivers who do this crucial work. Caregivers are working …

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