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The Mesothelioma Center

The Mesothelioma Center

Caring for someone who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma can be overwhelming. Because of this, we created a guide to help them navigate their new role and provide the best support possible.
Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma

The average latency period that mesothelioma takes to develop is anywhere from 20-40 years. Since this period is so long, mesothelioma usually affects older adults in their 60’s and 70’s. We specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our information services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.

Simmons University - "Strategies for Long-Distance Caregivers"

Simmons University – “Strategies for Long-Distance Caregivers”

The resource reviews the challenges of caregiving from long-distance, how to build relationships with providers remotely, advice for taking care of oneself, and provides additional resources for support.

AdventHealth University Online

AdventHealth University Online

Stroke is now the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, so knowing the signs and symptoms is more important than ever. This stroke guide lists out steps to understanding the signs, types, and risk factors of stroke.

caregiver.com

caregiver.com

A website for, about and by Caregivers.

caring.com

caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. They offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

directcourseonline.com/directsupport

directcourseonline.com/directsupport

College of Direct Support is a learning gateway for Direct Support Professionals. By incorporating web-based learning, backed by nationally recognized curricula, the College is designed to promote a profession of direct support. Training programs are provided for Direct Support Professionals and to supervisors and managers.

hospice.net

hospice.net

Hospice Caregivers information, referrals and resource materials. A website with insurance options for New Mexicans.

caregiving.org

caregiving.org

National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.

nadsp.org

nadsp.org

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to strengthening the quality of human service support by strengthening the direct support workforce. The group has representatives from the fields of mental health, developmental disabilities, child welfare, education, and many others in the human services community.

caregiverslibrary.org

caregiverslibrary.org

National Caregivers Library consists of hundreds of articles, forms, checklists and links to to pic-specific external resources. The library is organized into the eighteen Caregivers Resources categories.

caregiveraction.org

caregiveraction.org

National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well being.

aarp.org/home-family/caregiving

aarp.org/home-family/caregiving

Navigating the World of Caregiving is an interactive tool developed by AARP for family and professional caregivers.

nmautismsociety.org

nmautismsociety.org

Katie Stone, Executive Director at the New Mexico Autism Society, worked on creating “Autism ID” with the NM Center for Development and Disability. You can download the form and create an “ID” for yourself or someone in your family who has autism. This could be useful for air travel security, for interactions with police, security, emergency or health professionals.

nmchwa.com

nmchwa.com

The New Mexico Community Health Workers Association endeavors to nurture the community health worker model to collectively improve access and quality of health care for New Mexicans by advocating for and empowering its members.

kansascityfed.org/community/workforce/paycheck.cfm

kansascityfed.org/community/workforce/paycheck.cfm

Putting Your Paycheck to Work The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has educational tools available to help caregivers better understand their paychecks. Putting Your Paycheck to Work includes online resources free for anyone to view or download. Resources include tips for caregiver employees on how to better understand and manage your paycheck, understanding your paystub, establishing direct deposit and accessing work supports such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. Employers of caregivers–especially HR professionals–can use these materials too, helping employees better understand wages, deductions and workplace benefits. So take a look at Putting Your Paycheck to Work, available from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

phinational.org

phinational.org

The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute works to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care–by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care.

adultdaycare.org

adultdaycare.org

Search for Adult Day Care by Zip Code and other resources.

AssistedLivingFacilities.org

AssistedLivingFacilities.org

Search New Mexico Assisted Living Communities by Zip and other resources.

homehealthcareagencies.com

homehealthcareagencies.com

Search for Home Care by Zip and other resources.

skillednursingfacilities.org

skillednursingfacilities.org

Search for Skilled Nursing by Zip and other resources

caregiversos.org

caregiversos.org

Can’t get out to get training and support? Try Caregiver SOS.

mesotheliomagroup.com

mesotheliomagroup.com

Friends and family members with Mesothelioma

nmmost.org

nmmost.org

New Mexico Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment

ltcombudsman.org

ltcombudsman.org

The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs.

longtermcare.gov

longtermcare.gov

Just beginning to think about long-term care? Start here; it’s more than just insurance. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Agency.

New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition

New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition

The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition (NMDCC) was created to enhance and promote family and professional direct care workers, supporting their professional development and advancing issues of importance to the field of long-term and direct care. We provide training, career development and advocacy for NM’s family and professional caregivers.

Silver Linings Care Guide

Silver Linings Care Guide

New Mexico’s Trusted Free Online Senior Resource Guide

Looking for one place to find Senior resources in New Mexico?
Are you looking for an Assisted Living, or a Nursing Home in Albuquerque?
Need to find Home Care?

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disability caused by brain damage that restricts normal movement and coordination. Each year, 10,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.

Caregiver Teleconnection

Caregiver Teleconnection

The Caregiver Teleconnection is a free, bilingual, and confidential program that connects caregivers and family members to information and support through the telephone or “tele-learning”. The Caregiver Teleconnection provides learning sessions on a variety of useful topics, hosted over the phone by professional facilitators and experts. Family caregivers have the opportunity to connect and share with others in their situation during the sessions.

CNA Interview Guide

CNA Interview Guide

Land a caregiver job with behind-the-scenes tips from industry experts!

CNA Training on myCNAjobs.com

CNA Training on myCNAjobs.com

Search For A Local Training Program.

Operation Family Caregiver

Operation Family Caregiver

Operation Family Caregiver provides free and confidential support to the families of those who have served our nation. We help the families of returning service members and veterans adjust to the “new normal” by coping more effectively with problems they never imagined. Our specially trained coaches help military families learn how to overcome the obstacles they face and to manage any challenges that might come along.

ConsumerAffairs Assisted Living Guide

ConsumerAffairs Assisted Living Guide

The ConsumerAffairs Assisted Living Guide includes expert information and verified consumer reviews on senior living facilities. It also offers advice on what qualities to consider when choosing a senior living facility such as amenities, onsite offerings, and staff qualifications.

Family Caregiver Alliance CareJourney

Family Caregiver Alliance CareJourney

A secure online service for quality information, support, and resources for family caregivers of adults with chronic physical or cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, and other illnesses.

Caregiving Support Group Resources

Caregiving Support Group Resources

Resources to help you make your support meetings effective and meaningful, including a 12-month curriculum and material you can use.

Dignity Pajamas

Dignity Pajamas

Our mission at Dignity pajamas is to help give comfort to and preserve the dignity of our loved ones in their time of need, so that the little energy they have is not wasted on wrestling with clothing, but enjoyed and cherished.

Reeve Connect

Reeve Connect

This interactive, safe space offers a number of opportunities for individuals, family members and caregivers to ask questions, share their experiences, and connect with those who understand the impact of paralysis. Reeve Connect has five categories that are moderated by fellow community members and experts who are eager to engage and offer support. Reeve Connect Categories: Newly Paralyzed, New Normal, Health & Wellness, Relationships, What Works.

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