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National Credential helps caregivers prove their skills and knowledge

New Mexico Uses DCA Credential to Help Caregivers Prove Skills, Knowledge While certified nursing assistants and home health aides have to take at least 75 hours of training and pass a certification exam to prove their fitness for the job, there is no federally mandated educational program or credential exam for personal or home care …

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Raising the Floor and Building the Ladder for New Mexico Caregivers

Raising the Floor and Building the Ladder for New Mexico Caregivers (Read paper by The Aspen Institute and PHI on this national issue here.) Tanisha Marquez of Los Lunas, New Mexico recently graduated from the Personal Care Assistant program at University of New Mexico (UNM)-Valencia County. This young mother of two capped her graduation by …

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RobotiCare?

With a shortage of trained and qualified caregivers, is a crisis looming that will be met with a robotic solution? We can do better than that. The Affordable Health Care Act (“Obamacare”) was the most sweeping change to our health care system since the advent of Medicare and Medicaid, albeit with much political tension. Now …

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Advocating for Caregiving Conference (Materials)

This post is brought to you by the National Alliance for Caregiving: Now Available – Slides & Meeting Materials from the 8th Annual National Conference of Caregiving Coalitions  Last week, the National Alliance for Caregiving hosted Advocating for Caregiving: The 8th Annual National Conference of Caregiving Coalitions at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Society on …

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NMDCC Director Selected for Marano Fellowship

The Sector Skills Academy is pleased to announce the selection of 27 workforce development leaders as the ninth class of Marano Fellows. The Academy, operated by the Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative, provides emerging leaders in the sectoral workforce development field with a unique professional development opportunity. Major support for the Academy is provided by …

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Investing in Quality Jobs and Quality Care

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City joins with workforce development and health care professionals to improve job opportunities for home care workers. Home care aides comprise one of the nation’s fastest growing professions. At two million strong, this workforce is expected to increase by another one million workers over the next decade, reflecting a …

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Listening to Española Caregivers

The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition wants to hear from family and professional caregivers: Rio Arriba Health Commons 2010 Industrial Park Rd Española, NM 87532 Saturday, March 8, 2014 — 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Our statewide coalition wants to hear from caregivers about issues in the workplace, resources you need and solutions you may …

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News for New Mexico Caregivers – Feb. 2014

The New Mexico Caregivers Coalition will visit Carlsbad/Artesia to hear from family and professional caregivers about issues in the workplace, resources needed and solutions caregivers have. Come tell us what’s important to you!  Saturday, February 22, 2014 2:00-4:00 pm Senior Circle a Resource of Carlsbad Medical Center 2423 Bonita St. Carlsbad, NM  88220  We need to hear …

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