CAREGIVER TRAINER NEEDED

New Mexico Caregivers Coalition seeks an energetic, highly-organized Trainer to deliver 3-hour training sessions to groups of employers and employees of home care and home health care small businesses. Position open until filled.

We Make History

Sixteen caregiver-leaders were selected to participate in an academy called “We Make History.” The curriculum was developed by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, in collaboration with activist scholars from Smith College. A $500 award accompanies these leaders’ selection.  Caregiving for the elderly and disabled was historically provided by the same people who cared for children and tended to …

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New Mexico Caregivers Coalition Awarded National Community Care Corps Grant

New Mexico Caregivers Coalition was selected by the Community Care Corps to receive funds for volunteersassisting local family caregivers, older adults and persons with disabilities. This is a second year grant award, beginning October 1, 2021, and continuing through September 30, 2022. New Mexico Caregivers Coalition is an awardee of Community Care Corps. This program …

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SEPTEMBER CAREGIVER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

By popular demand, Ruth Dennis, Education and Social Services Director for Vista Living Care, will conduct a series of interactive sessions for caregivers of people with dementia. Join Ruth for one, several or all sessions. September 3, 2021, 4:00 pm, “Comforting Food: Creating Loving, Joyful Dining Experience for Elders with Dementia.” Guest speakers: Blanca Loya, …

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NATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS RE-INTRODUCED

U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) joined U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) to re-introduce the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. The legislation is also co-sponsored by more than 100 lawmakers in the House. This legislation comes at a critical juncture for domestic workers, especially workers of color who have been …

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NMCC AND ADDCP SEND JOINT LETTER TO DDSD

The Association of Developmental Disabilities Community Providers (ADDCP), the New Mexico Caregivers Coalition (NMCC) and eight other partner organizations convened a three-day roundtable discussion on June 16, 21 and 29 to explore opportunities to collaboratively pursue policy interventions that support New Mexico’s DSP workforce.  Based on the results of this convening, a joint letter was drafted to …

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FACT SHEET: SB 342 – The Medicaid Waiver Wage Fairness and Workforce Act (sponsored by Sen. Liz Stefanics)

SB 342 will ensure that when the state raises provider pay rates in the DD and Medically Fragile waivers, a portion of the increase is passed on by provider agencies to the workers directly providing the services. The bill has three goals: fair treatment for workers, promoting an adequate workforce to provide essential services to …

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