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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Online Groups for Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers

Do you provide care for a loved one with a chronic illness or disorder? You are not alone. We know caregiving can be stressful! This program will: Provide education and support Teach stress management techniques Help caregivers develop coping strategies Program available at no cost PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER Who: Family caregivers of a loved …

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NEW MEXICO CAREGIVER EMERGENCY CHILD CARE GRANTS

As our readers well know, New Mexico caregivers and care workers are needed now more than ever to care for our state’s elderly and persons with disabilities. Caregivers of young children are especially hard hit because schools are closed due to COVID-19 precautions. Consequently, many caregivers NOW have the additional economic burden of meeting the …

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Financial Capability and Community Inclusion for New Mexicans – ONLINE WORKSHOP

This 5-week online workshop will provides 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. Learning Objectives Include: Spending & Saving Habits Money & Banking Basics Money & Identity Safety Financial Safety Dates: Tuesday, May 12th; Tuesday, May 19th; …

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2020 LEGISLATION

As our readers know, many New Mexico caregivers and direct support staff work 2-3 jobs just to make ends meet. But, did you know that wages for Home Health Aides and Personal Care Assistants actually declined in real terms between 2008 and 2018?   New Mexico Caregivers Coalition is strongly urging our state leaders that …

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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHETHER A HOME CARE COOPERATIVE COULD SUCCEED IN NEW MEXICO?

New Mexico Caregivers Coalition is incubating the first home care cooperative in the Rocky Mountain region. 2019 is the first year of operations and the future looks promising. Caregiver hourly pay rates are higher than the statewide average. Client pay rates are the same or a little lower than the statewide average. And, best of …

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You can support NMCC through AmazonSmile!

AmazonSmile is an easy to way to support New Mexico Caregivers Coalition (NMCC) through your regular Amazon purchases. Just start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com and select “New Mexico Caregivers Coalition” as the organization you choose to support. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of every eligible AmazonSmile purchase to NMCC.

JOIN US ON DECEMBER 3 FOR #GIVINGTUESDAYNM

New Mexico Caregivers Coalition (NMCC) is participating in #GivingTuesdayNM, on December 3, 2019! #GivingTuesdayNM is part of the global day of giving known as #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. There are approximately 39.8 million caregivers in …

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NMCC listed in PHI National article as NM Workgroup

State Workgroups Confront the Direct Care Workforce Crisis BY ALLISON COOK | OCTOBER 29, 2019 Nationwide, there will be nearly 7.8 million direct care worker job openings between 2016 and 2026. Unfortunately, the long-term care system will struggle to fill these jobs, a challenge created by major factors such as demographic changes (that are increasing …

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