Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

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Facility Providers are Needed to Participate in a Staff Stability Survey 

The Staff Stability Survey is active from September 2 – October 31. The survey will collect important data that has the potential to impact future national and state policies related to long-term care. A unique survey link has been emailed to Facility Providers and their participation is encouraged. Learn more about this opportunity by clicking here.

Nursing Assistant Mass Testing August 2022 - October 2022

Approximately 5,000 nursing assistants must complete their exams by October 5, 2022 or they will no longer be able to work. The nursing commission developed a proposal for a mass certification examination to address this crisis. The goal is to test all nursing assistants working in nursing homes by the end of September 2022. 15 academic institutions have volunteered as test sites and 70 faculty are participating as RN Evaluators. Overall, there are 1600 testing slots available. Learn more about available testing site locations by clicking here.

The last week of September is International Week of Deaf People (IWDP)

IWDP is celebrated by the global Deaf Community during the last week of September each year. According to the United Nations, the International Week of the Deaf has, “evolved into a global movement of deaf unity and concerted advocacy to raise awareness of the issues deaf people face in their everyday lives.” Learn more about supports and services for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafPlus, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened and Speech Disabled individuals, their families, and service providers in Washington State by clicking here.


What We Do

The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA) promotes choice, independence, and safety through innovative services and partnerships with tribes, advocates, providers and caregivers to support seniors and people with disabilities so they can live with good health, independence, dignity and control over decisions that affect their lives.

Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Home and Community Services (HCS) provides and administers long-term care services to eligible individuals and collaborates with Area Agencies on Aging to share community service options. 

Residential Care Services (RCS) 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

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

The Management Services Division (MSD) 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.