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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Our Story – Part 1

New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition by Adrienne R. Smith, President and CEO March 2018 The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition (NMDCC) is a home-grown organization working to enhance and promote family and professional caregivers, supporting their development and advancing direct care issues so they may better serve those who are elderly and those with disabilities. …

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Low Job Satisfaction in Caregiving: Implications and Recommendations

Low Job Satisfaction in Caregiving: Implications and Recommendations By Brittany Karnezis Direct care is the fastest-growing profession in the state of New Mexico. Because of the significant growth in the aging population in the recent past, it’s also the second fastest-growing in the nation, with nearly 2,000,000 direct care workers expected by 2022. Despite the …

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Stress-Busting Program (SBP) for Family Caregivers

Stress-Busting Program (SBP) for Family Caregivers Do you provide care for a loved one with a chronic illness or disorder? You are not alone. Being a family caregiver is stressful and can lead to total exhaustion and burnout. If caregivers do not take care of themselves, their own health is put in danger. The Stress-Busting …

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BREAKING NEWS!! Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act reintroduced in Congress

Please contact the senator and the representative from your state: • Ask for their full support and passage of S. 591 and H.R. 1472, the Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act • Express how this legislation affects you or the military caregivers you work so hard to support • Share your personal or organizational …

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You should always have safe patient transfers!

You should always have safe patient transfers! Yes! – “both nurse and patient risk injury if a patient has to be moved without the proper help or equipment.” “OSHA fines hospital over failure to help nurses lift heavy patients” http://www.nj.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2016/12/osha_fines_hospital_over_failure_to_help_nurses_wi.html

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