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


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  

Community Forums in Alamogordo, Las Vegas and Albuquerque

The Disability Coalition, along with several other disability organizations, is hosting community input sessions around New Mexico to hear from people with disabilities, family members, and others about disability issues in their areas.  The next three forums will be held in Alamogordo on July 8, Las Vegas on July 29, and Albuquerque on August 12. …

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NMDCC ED interviewed by Federal Reserve Community Connections

NMDCC Executive Director Adrienne Smith discusses challenges and opportunities for improving outcomes for direct caregivers, their patients and their employers in Community Connections, the bi-monthly newsletter of the Tenth Federal Reserve District.   http://kansascityfed.org/publications/community/connections/article.cfm?issueID=1403636176982&pubID=1403627569621&publicationID=1380039527762

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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