This year, one of AARP New Jersey's priorities is ensuring the health and safety of seniors in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In New Jersey, there have been more than 7,300 deaths of residents and staff in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Thus far, Governor Murphy has enacted six bills to reform long-term care.
Caregivers - below, you'll find resources to ask questions, file complaints, and learn about the changes that have been made in long-term care facilities since the pandemic began.
Contact Information - New Jersey Officials
File complaints or misconduct reports about nursing homes and long-term care facilities to the following:
The New Jersey Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman
New Jersey Department of Health - Complaints
NJ Attorney General – Long-Term Care Facility Misconduct Report
Tips and Tricks for Caregivers
A list of AARP resources to take care of yourself, your loved ones and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic:
For more articles and resources about caregiving during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit AARP.org/caregiving.