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Next Steps

Since its inception in the fall of 2007, the Family Caregiver Council has created a shared vision of how best to support caregivers. In considering how to address the needs of caregivers and help them sustain their valuable role in the community, the Council has identified the following important areas that should be focused upon: education so that individuals providing care recognize themselves as caregivers; information and outreach to identified caregivers; and the availability of and access to supports and services. NYSOFA, with the assistance of other state agencies, will continue to support the Council’s efforts and the valuable contributions that they have made to date. The ongoing work will include: