Argentina’s Federal Care Map
The recent update to Argentina’s Federal Care Map will enable the geolocation of 8,800 home caregivers throughout the country, as detailed in a press release by the Ministerio de las Mujeres, Géneros y Diversidad.
The National Government unveiled the enhanced features of the Federal Care Map, a tool developed by the Ministry of Women, Gender, and Diversity of the Nation.
This tool encompasses 34,000 care facilities and over 1,000 georeferenced training spaces. Starting from November, families seeking care services can now easily find certified caregivers in their localities. Simultaneously, care workers gain a platform to discover job opportunities.
During the launch event at the Bicentennial Museum in Buenos Aires, Minister Ayelén Mazzina, Minister of Women, Gender, and Diversity, along with Kelly Olmos, Minister of Labor, Employment, and Social Security, and Chief of Cabinet of Ministers Agustín Rossi, led the final meeting of the Interministerial Care Policies Table, consisting of 15 National Executive Branch agencies.
This marked the initiation of the second phase of the Federal Care Map, allowing for the geolocation of 34,000 care spaces for early childhood, elderly individuals, and/or persons with disabilities.
Additionally, it includes a thousand training spaces for those interested in pursuing careers in caregiving.
Now, the map also facilitates the connection with 8,800 certified home caregivers across the country.
Minister Mazzina emphasized that, in the first four years of their administration, care has been placed at the forefront of public policies and the gender equality agenda at the national, provincial, and regional levels.
“As a society, we must envision the kind of country we want. Today, we have achievements from 17 ministries in this field, and this is accomplished with political determination and a strong government presence,” she asserted.
Agustín Rossi, Chief of Cabinet of Ministers, stated,
“We believe in sustaining and expanding these care policies. Massa has stated that he will mandate equal pay for equal work between men and women.”
Looking ahead, he mentioned that the Interministerial Care Policies Table’s task for the next year is to devise mechanisms for ensuring that all Argentine working women receive salary compensation for caregiving tasks, given that they undertake 80% of such responsibilities.
These caregiving responsibilities often impede full professional realization, job advancements, and complete work dedication.
“We need to consider how to start recognizing this work financially,” he affirmed.
With the update available since November 2023, families seeking care services can locate certified caregivers in their localities, while paid caregivers gain a tool to showcase their skills and secure opportunities in their communities, promoting local economies. Moreover, institutions providing non-therapeutic home care training have a new avenue to showcase their work and support the employment of their graduates.
The Federal Care Map consolidates information about individuals trained for non-therapeutic home care. This includes:
- 8,248 caregivers trained in gerontological care.
- 561 caregivers with training in infant care.
- 77 cooperatives providing care for the elderly, infants, and persons with disabilities.
- 48 caregivers trained as “Personal Assistants for People with Disabilities” and/or “Aides in Care for the Elderly.”
- 15 caregivers with training in care for the elderly, infants, and persons with disabilities.
- 8 cooperatives offering care for the elderly and infants.
Additionally, information on 12,377 caregivers trained in various aspects of care, distributed by locality, can be accessed through a link to the Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Social Security’s Employment Portal.
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