What We Provide To Our Members
The Coalition is made up of family and professional caregivers representing different regions of the state and the many occupations and areas within the field of direct care.
The Coalition is led by caregivers who share common causes, common needs, and common goals with you! By joining the New Mexico Direct Care Coalition, you can be part of the solution for those working in the field of direct care and support for people who are elderly and/or disabled.
- Monthly Meetings. Each month we have a meeting with speakers who provide information to help the caregiver both on and off the job.
- Communications. Stay up to date with news, events and information important to the field of caregiving.
- Advocacy. NMDCC advocates for your rights and benefits both at the state and federal level.
- Annual Summit. Spend a day with other caregivers and attend seminars on topics that are important to you and your career.
- Training. Learn new skills and refresh your knowledge. Information on low-cost classes and a pathway to career advancement.
Who Can Join NMDCC?
- Family Caregivers
- Professional Caregivers
- Self Advocates
- Concerned Citizens
Increasing the availability and quality of care provided by the direct caregiver is vital to the quality of life of persons with developmental disabilities. The activities comprising our program serve the wage-earning caregiver, the unpaid family caregiver; the service provider agency seeking additional employees; and the care recipient seeking a trained and, perhaps credentialed, caregiver.
Since our inception, caregivers have asked us for a job-matching service, a service that connects all categories of caregivers with care agency providers and directly with care recipients. NMDCC has built this service in direct response to this demand.
The Caregivers Registry promotes affordable care for people who want to remain at home and who are able to hire and supervise their own care, thereby expanding options available to people needing care. It is especially valuable for matching care recipients too wealthy to qualify for public assistance but who have too little income to afford higher out-of-pocket costs for agency care.
The registry is intended for care recipients and their families as other options in the community. The registry is to be used by care agency providers as a tool that connects them to trained, qualified and, perhaps, even credentialed caregivers seeking employment with an agency. We hope it is useful to you!