Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Latest News

Adult abuse continues to spike throughout Washington state

We continue to see a sharp increase in adult abuse reports across the state. Adult Abuse Prevention Month in July is intended to raise awareness and remind everyone to remain vigilant when it comes to the health and welfare of some of Washington’s most vulnerable citizens. Read the DSHS Press Release and learn more about preventing adult abuse.

Respite vouchers available for unpaid family caregivers

The Department of Social and Health Services has announced the continuation of vouchers for unpaid family caregivers to receive respite through a federal grant. Respite services provide caregivers access to another trained professional so they can have some time away from caregiving. Through the voucher program, unpaid family caregivers may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 for respite services with contracted agencies in many communities throughout Washington state. There are a variety of options to best fit individual needs, including in-home respite and adult day services. Read the DSHS Press Release.

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What We Do

Home and Community Services

Home and Community Services provides and administers long-term care services to eligible individuals and collaborates with Area Agencies on Aging to share community service options. Adult Protective Services investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Residential Care Services

Residential Care Services provides licensing, certification, and regulatory oversight to long-term care facilities including:

  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Adult Family Homes
  • Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID)
  • Supported Living; and
  • Enhanced Services Facilities

Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides service to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled facing communication barriers.  Services includes telecommunications, reasonable accommodations and client services.

Management Services Division

Management Services Division supports the operations of the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration providing rates management, administrative support services, information technology, fiscal and contract management, and personnel operations.