November is National Family Caregiver Month

Developmental Disabilities Administration

November 3, 2021


November is National Family Caregiver Month

DSHS’ Developmental Disabilities Administration recognizes that family caregiving is an essential part of our long-term services and supports system. 

That is why DDA recognizes November as National Family Caregiver Month.

The Caregiver Action Network established the monthlong focus to celebrate those who care for others. The network provides awareness surrounding caregiving issues, educates communities, and increases caregiver support.

If you have been the primary caregiver for a child, elder, or someone with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, you know why NFCM is important.

Did you know?

  • Washington state is home to nearly 850,000 unpaid family members caring for aging family members or individuals with disabilities.
  • Thousands of paid family caregivers are contracted to provide support to their loved ones.
  • Qualified, compassionate and loving caregivers are the chief resource necessary to ensure people with developmental disabilities remain safe, healthy and are a part of their community.  

DDA has care-provider bulletins with helpful information on topics related to client health and welfare. To view DDA care-provider bulletins visit Care Provider Bulletins & Information. To see the 2021 proclamation on NFCM click here

DDA thanks you all for your continued commitment towards the health, welfare and quality-of-life for people with developmental disabilities living in Washington state.


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