The single greatest source of care and support for individuals with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) comes from their families—both parents and, as the individual ages, siblings.
Often, family caregivers lack the resources and information to help their relative (and themselves) reduce stress and stay healthy.
Our series of Caregiver Alerts, intended for families and other caregivers, comes from a collaboration between the Developmental Disabilities Council and the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration, through Informing Families.
Click on the topics below to view and/or download an alert:
Life Sustaining Equipment
Reporting Abuse and Neglect
When to Call 911
Advance Care Planning
Flu and Pneumonia
Phishing and Vishing (Online Safety)
Choking: Risks, Causes, and What to Do
How to Call the Social Security Administration
How to Prevent Scalds: Hot Food and Beverages Can Burn!
Overlooked Signs of Cancer in Women
Children and Antipsychotic Medication
Common Causes of Choking
Personal Planning Meeting: You are In Charge
Red Flags of Change
Warning Signs of Too Much Sun and Heat