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AARP NJ Responds To Release of New Jersey Task Force on Long-Term Care Quality and Safety Report

Calls for the legislature and Governor to move quickly on the report’s findings and recommendations, which include prioritizing home and community-based care

TRENTON, N.J. (May 10, 2024) - AARP New Jersey has released the following statement from State Director Chris Widelo in response to the release of the New Jersey Task Force on Long-Term Care Quality and Safety Report:

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Ensuring the safety and highest quality of care for New Jersey’s nursing home residents must be a top priority for state leaders. Tragically, thousands of residents and staff lost their lives as a result of COVID wreaking havoc on our nursing home system.

“We applaud the New Jersey Task Force on Long-Term Care Quality and Safety for providing a clear framework for transforming our long-term care system. This report prioritizes home and community-based care so more New Jerseyans can age in place and avoid nursing homes, and ensures that we will not see a tragedy of this scale in the event of another public health emergency.

“There is no time to waste. We urge the legislature and the Governor to act swiftly to implement the report’s recommendations, and protect New Jersey’s 39,000 nursing home residents.”

To see the full report, click here.


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AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. AARP New Jersey educates and advocates on behalf of those 50 and older on issues that are important to them, their families and to all Garden State residents. The organization works to strengthen New Jersey communities with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. To learn more, visit or follow @AARPNJ on social media.




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