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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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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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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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.

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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