Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

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Attend the Family Caregiver Conference--Register Today!
The Giving Care, Taking Care conference for family caregivers is June 4, 2018 at the Tukwila Community Center. This annual conference supports and connects unpaid family caregivers in all stages of caregiving. Registration in advance is required – there is no registration at the door. To view the brochure, request print materials, and register for the conference, please visit the Full Life Care website. 

Celebrate Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month and this year we are celebrating the national theme, Engage at Every Age. We encourage you to check out the Older Americans Month website for resources and event ideas.  In addition, please read and share Governor Inslee’s Older Americans Month Proclamation for 2018.

ALTSA wants your feedback
ALTSA is asking older adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers, interested citizens and paid service providers to take a short, confidential survey about your needs and main concerns.  Your answers will help us develop our State Plan on Aging through 2022.  Please take the survey by May 16.

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.

ALTSA facilitates new grants to help improve nursing facilities.
New federal grant funding is available to eligible nursing facility providers and organizations to help improve the overall quality of life and care for nursing facility residents. Providers may apply for these Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds through an online application. Learn more on the Civil Money Penalty website or by reading 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.