This 6-hour, facilitated training gives New Mexico frontline health care workers the opportunity to explore topics and issues that are fundamental to their profession. The training covers the key concepts of person-centered care, quality care, self-care, the rights and responsibilities of caregivers and care recipients, effective communication, diet and nutrition, medication management and infection prevention. Participants will also learn about and practice hands-on skills involved in safe transfers and in supporting care recipients in their activities of daily living (ADLs). Career pathways in the frontline health care workforce are presented and discussed.
New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition (NMDCC) is a statewide organization created in 2009 to promote the voice of family and professional caregivers. Our mission is to advocate for a well-trained, diverse frontline healthcare workforce, promoting education, training, better wages and benefits, and leadership development for and with caregivers. Caregivers Workforce Development Institute, a statewide 501(c)3. formed to research training, education and credentialing options for caregivers, serves as fiscal sponsor for NMDCC.10 Placitas Trails Rd.