Caregiver.com A website for, about and by Caregivers.
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.
College of Direct Support 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.
Direct Care Alliance (DCA)Nationwide and state-based alliance of direct-care workers, employers, and people of all ages and disabilities who use long term services, care and supports. Founded in November 1998, the DCA’s mission is to improve the quality of care for consumers through the creation of higher quality jobs and working conditions for direct-care paraprofessional workers. The DCA promotes recognition that direct-care paraprofessionals are the foundation of good care, particularly for long-term care clients.
Hospice.net Hospice Caregivers information, referrals and resource materials. A website with insurance options for New Mexicans.
National Alliance for Caregiving 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.
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) 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.
National Caregivers Library 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.
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) 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.
Navigating the World of Caregiving Navigating the World of Caregiving is an interactive tool developed by AARP for family and professional caregivers.
New Mexico Autism Society Katie Stone Executive Director at the New Mexcio 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.
The New Mexico Community Health Workers Association 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.
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. 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.
AGENCIES, FACILIITES and PROGRAMS in NM
http://www.aboutassistedliving.org/- Considering Assisted Living? Learn about your options.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT AND TRAINING
Can’t get out to get training and support? Try http://caregiversos.org/caregiver-teleconnection/
DISEASE SPECIFIC SUPPORT IN NM
Mesothelioma – www.mesotheliomagroup.com/care
NM HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
RESOURCES FOR LIVING WILLS WILLS, DNRs, AND MOST/POLST DOCUMENTS
NM MOST (NM Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment)
How to Interpret a Living Will – 12 minute webinar
What Do DNR Orders Really Mean? – 11 minute webinar
Understanding Your Living Will: What you need to know before a medical emergency – digital book
SELF ADVOCADY AND LONG TERM CARE PLANNING RESOURCES AND TOOLS