FACT SHEET: SB 342 – The Medicaid Waiver Wage Fairness and Workforce Act (sponsored by Sen. Liz Stefanics)

SB 342 will ensure that when the state raises provider pay rates in the DD and Medically Fragile waivers, a portion of the increase is passed on by provider agencies to the workers directly providing the services. The bill has three goals: fair treatment for workers, promoting an adequate workforce to provide essential services to …

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February 2021 Training and Events Schedule

NM Caregivers Coalition has several trainings and events scheduled for February 2021. Caregiver Valentine’s Mixer on February 12, 2:00-3:30pm: http://bit.ly/3p5D5DM   Business Institute: Leadership Development for Caregivers – Online on February 16 & 17, 3:30-5:00pm: http://bit.ly/3p4IUBr   Coping, Not Moping on February 22, 10:00-11:30am: http://bit.ly/3c2Itnn   Chemical Hazards and Opioid Overdose Reversal for Caregivers on …

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IMPORTANT COVID-19 NEWS!

The state has announced two new COVID-19 resources for New Mexico residents. New Mexico Caregivers Coalition staff have tested both resources to ensure they are both running smoothly. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is encouraging everyone—whether symptomatic or not—to take a free, in-home saliva test for COVID-19. You can sign up through the link below for …

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New Mexico minimum wage increase went into effect Friday, January 1, 2021

On January 1, 2021 the New Mexico Minimum Wage increased to $10.50 an hour. This increase is in accordance with an amendment to the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act signed into law by Governor Lujan Grisham on April 1, 2019. Beginning January 1, 2021:State minimum wage: $10.50 per hourState tipped minimum wage: $2.55 per hour …

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ONLINE WORKSHOP – Financial Capability and Community Inclusion for New Mexicans

When COVID-19 passes, what’s next? Grow your financial knowledge through this 5-session online workshop that will provide teams of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities AND their caregivers (paid or family) with long-term skills needed to gain independent financial stability and capability Dates: December 1 December 3 December 8 December 10 December 15 Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm Location: Online …

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NEW MEXICO AGAIN IN THE (GOOD) NEWS

PHI announced this week the launch of a multi-state advocacy initiative centered on improving working conditions for caregivers. PHI’s “Essential Jobs, Essential Care” aims to advocate for state laws and regulations that strengthen the caregiver workforce. This national initiative is centered on Michigan, New Mexico and North Carolina and is a collaborative effort with three coalitions: IMPART …

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CAREGIVERS’ NEEDS DURING COVID-19

At the time of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, New Mexico Caregivers Coalition (NMCC) moved quickly to reallocate General Operating Funds for New Mexico caregivers’ basic needs. In order to make sound decisions on program needs, the survey was designed to provide us information on financial hardships of caregivers throughout the state and to do so in a …

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MEMBERSHIP WITH NEW MEXICO CAREGIVERS COALITION

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and because we cannot reach you through our typical in-person events and trainings, NMCC is offering a second way to become a Member. New Mexico Caregivers in Action, our sister organization, is a 501(c)6 and supports caregivers with programs and benefits. Read more here Dues of New Mexico Caregivers in Action …

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NEW MEXICO CAREGIVERS TECH!

New Mexico Caregivers Tech! just finished up the first round of training sessions and is opening the application cycle for round two! New Mexico Caregivers Tech! is a program of online training designed to build caregivers’ personal and professional technological work-related skills (financial security, internet safety, fraud protection) through four (4) short online training sessions. Caregivers …

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Caregiver Coronavirus Support Chat Line

CareTogether, developed by National Domestic Workers Alliance, is a hotline for care workers who want support and advice from trained counselors and coaches during the coronavirus pandemic. Are you stressed? Have questions? Need help? Just want to talk to an expert? Chat with trained Caregiver Coaches via text, Facebook Messenger or live webchat. Coaches are available daily from …

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