Interim Report from the California Task Force on Family Caregiving

Interim Report from the California Task Force on Family Caregiving

On October 20th, 2016 the Task Force met for its inaugural meeting. At this meeting, Task Force members used a Nominal Group process3 to identify key priority issues. Members agreed upon six priority areas to guide their work (summarized in Appendix A):

  • Integrated approach to care management
  • Comprehensive array & continuum of services
  • Caregiver compensation
  • Data on caregivers and services
  • Access to affordable & accessible services
  • Education and training

 

In addition to these priority areas, Task Force members identified several values to consider as they developed recommendations. Key values included:

  • Supporting diverse needs, including cultural awareness, cultural competency, and sensitivity
  • Person- & family-centered care
  • Work-life balance
  • Choice & options for caregivers (e.g., capacity to be a caregiver)
  • Supporting paid caregivers

 

This Interim Report elaborates on the priority areas identified by Task Force members and describes next steps toward creating recommendations.

Click here to read the full report.