Archive for November, 2012

NMDCC Meets with Tom Udall about Availability of Caregivers

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Representatives of New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition (NMDCC) met with U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s staff on the critical and growing availability of affordable long-term services. Members raised concerns of the need to support home and professional caregivers who do this crucial work. The NMDCC delegation represents family and professional caregivers and advocates for programs and policies that advance the field of direct care and the quality of services of those they serve. The meeting with Senator Udall’s staff included care…

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NMDCC’s collaboration to discuss NM Caregiving Working Conditions

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Home Economics National Study is released. With the release of a national study, Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work the National Domestic Worker Alliance is shedding light on the labor conditions for one of the fastest growing industries in the country: domestic care. Despite their critical contribution, these workers are not protected by the basic fair labor laws that others of us take for granted every day. The Home Economics report surveyed over 2000 house cleaners,…

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