Caregiver Task Force Seeks Input Via Survey (Click here for more information)
The NJ Caregiver Task Force was created in 2018 under Chapter 166 of the Public Laws of 2018 with the purpose of determining the availability of caregiver support services in the State, and providing recommendations for the improvement and expansion of such services. Members of the Task Force represent unpaid caregivers who provide care to individuals with a wide range of needs including individuals with physical disabilities, individuals with chronic health conditions, older adults, individuals with mental illness, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and individuals with cognitive or behavioral health challenges. The act of caregiving can take a serious emotional and physical toll on caregivers and it is the goal of the Taskforce to hear from caregivers directly so as to inform recommendations which will be included in a report to the Governor and Legislature. The Taskforce has held listening sessions to receive testimony from caregivers on their experiences and is now conducting a survey of caregivers in the state to develop an aggregate summary of caregiver characteristics and gain better understanding of their needs.