State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges Show Early Success

While the federal government has grabbed headlines for slow enrollment in its health insurance exchanges, many state-based marketplaces have quietly amassed thousands of completed applications for coverage. Smaller state-based exchanges in particular have shown early success, with Kentucky reporting 7,000 completed applications after two days, Hawaii posting totals of 1,200 in its first day and …

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State Legislators Seek Dialogue with Family and Professional Caregivers

State Legislators Seek Dialogue with Family and Professional Caregivers in Los Lunas (10/12/13) and Albuquerque (10/19/13) Senator Michael Padilla (D, Albuquerque) and Representative Kelly Fajardo (R, Belen) seek to hear from family and professional caregivers on challenges and solutions in caring for clients and family members. We request your participation in a two-hour conversation at …

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Direct Caregivers Earn a Victory After Nearly 40 Years!

Dear Members and Friends, It’s a great day. After nearly 40 years of exclusion, direct caregivers are finally guaranteed basic labor protections under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday formally extended FLSA protections–including a guarantee of at least minimum wage and overtime pay–to direct caregivers nationwide, a …

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NMDCC Instrumental in Minimum Wage & Overtime Protection to Caregivers

Obama administration seeking to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to cover home health care workers WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is seeking to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to cover home health care workers, a move that would boost living standards for nearly 2 million domestic employees but could mean higher costs for …

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Workplace Training For Caregivers – Sept. 2013

[one_fourth]When: Friday, September 13, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, September 15, 2013 10:00 am – 12:00 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 …

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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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