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Listening Session – February 2, 2015

Do you serve as a caregiver to someone? The Coalition wants to hear from you on issues such as: Education for Caregivers Training and Credentialing Respect and Recognition of Caregivers We’re seeking input from self-advocates and caregivers of persons with disabilities on issues that affect and support New Mexico’s caregivers. Monday, February 2, 2015 Courtyard …

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Consumer protection policies in home care

The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition completed a summary of consumer protection policies from across the country. Read more about New Mexico’s and other states’ home care consumer protection policies here. Consumer Protection in Direct Care by State

Introduction to Financial Caregiving from UC Davis

Couldn’t make our financial education for caregivers series?  Here is something to get you started until our next one.  Check out Introduction to  Financial Caregiving by UC Davis.  Our first class was insightful and valuable and we hope to see you next time so you can receive this useful information. Get the Introduction pdf at http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8379.pdf

Direct caregivers on the front lines of health care

This report by Jobs for the Futures and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, called Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, discusses how direct caregivers will be vital on the front lines of healthcare with the Affordable Care Act. Find it at http://www.nfwsolutions.org/sites/nfwsolutions.org/files/Implementing-The-Affordable-Care-Act_030414%20%28Embargoed%20until%203-11-14%20at%2011%20a.m.%29_0.pdf   Also read their report, A Guide to Making the Case for …

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USA Today: Health care jobs lift less-educated workers

From USA TODAY: Health care jobs lift less-educated workers The boom in health care jobs is skewed toward positions requiring less education, providing lower-skilled workers a potential pathway to better careers, a new Brookings Institution report says.  “The bulk of job gains has been among personal care assistants, home health aides.” http://usat.ly/1rCCtF7

NMDCC AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Our organization’s director presented to the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau Regional Directors and staff on demographic trends, salaries, wages, job benefits and social supports needed for advancing the caregiver workforce in New Mexico and throughout the country. Download the PowerPoint Presentation here:  NMDCC presentation for Women’s Bureau USDOL  

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