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New Mexico Caregivers Advocate for Quality Long-Term Care

New Mexico Caregiver-Advocates Helping to Shape Federal Policy Dear Members and Friends, Representatives of New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition (NMDCC) met recently with U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s staff on the critical and growing availability of affordable long-term services, and the need to support home and professional caregivers who do this crucial work. Caregivers are working …

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10 Tips To Help Say Goodbye To Caregiver Guilt

The daily stress a caregiver endures can be devastating. Especially if you’re considered to be the primary caregiver in the family and have limited time due to your job or other family responsibilities. The most common feeling “primary” family caregivers have toward aging loved ones is guilt. Guilt can be destructive, making one feel tired, …

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Financial Education for Direct Caregivers

[one_fourth]When: Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm July 16 – August 20, 2013 Where: America’s Best Value Inn 5601 Alameda Blvd., NE Albuquerque, NM 87113 For More Information: Ph: 505-867-6046 info@nmdirectcaresupport.org[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last] Six-Week Course Begins July 16, 2013 in Albuquerque The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition and New Mexico Project for Financial Literacy will host a …

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Conversations with Family and Professional Caregivers in Northern New Mexico

There’s still time to tell us you’re coming… The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition wants to hear from family and professional caregivers about challenges and solutions in caring for clients and family members. Join us this Friday for one of two Listening Sessions in northern New Mexico: Friday, June 7, 2013 10:00 am – 12:00 …

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Personal Care & Support Credential by DCA

The Direct Care Alliance Personal Care and Support Credential is a competency-based test for personal assistance workers in home and community-based settings.  The credential is a crucial step in professionalizing the direct care workforce. It will create a career ladder for workers; help improve the quality of care for elders and people living with disabilities; …

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A New Study on Health Care Delivery in New Mexico

According to a new report about the economic impact of health care reform in New Mexico, increased access to health care will result in new jobs, increased incomes and a healthier population. EVERYONE WINS: Maximizing the Economic Impact of Health Care Delivery in New Mexico makes the case that increasing access to health care will …

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Workplace Training for Caregivers

[one_fourth]When: Friday, January 23, 2013 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Saturday, January 25, 2013 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Carrington College 1001 Menaul Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 Join us in this and other dialogues of the New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition: info@nmdirectcaresupport.org Very Special Thanks to: Carrington College Blue Cross Blue Shield of New …

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NMDCC Meets with Tom Udall about Availability of Caregivers

Representatives of New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition (NMDCC) met with U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s staff on the critical and growing availability of affordable long-term services. Members raised concerns of the need to support home and professional caregivers who do this crucial work. The NMDCC delegation represents family and professional caregivers and advocates for programs and …

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NMDCC’s collaboration to discuss NM Caregiving Working Conditions

Home Economics National Study is released. With the release of a national study, Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work the National Domestic Worker Alliance is shedding light on the labor conditions for one of the fastest growing industries in the country: domestic care. Despite their critical contribution, these workers are not …

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