National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November – is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country, a time to celebrate the contributions of caregivers and provide them with tools that they need. Across Massachusetts, more than 18,000 families are caring for a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability in the home. More than 9,000 of these family members are adults.
The Department of Developmental Services has joined with The Arc of Massachusetts to provide information, resources, support, and strategies to help caregivers stay strong and resilient.
This year’s theme, Caregiving Around the Clock, certainly brings light to how caregivers have worked tirelessly in providing for loved ones during the pandemic. This series will begin in November and extend through March 2021. Future topics for February and March are forthcoming. Many sessions will also be recorded and made available on demand via YouTube if you are unable to attend.