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Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Serving adults with chronic illnesses or conditions, and people of all ages with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, or substance use disorders. Learn more About Us.

Latest News:

  • Complete a Survey on Family Caregiving: Your Voice Matters!  The State of Washington/Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is looking to help current and future family caregivers!  We want to hear your ideas, experience and preferences on finding and using available caregiver resources. Please take a few moments to give us your feedback.  Click here for the Washington State Family Caregiver Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WAstateFamilyCaregiverSurvey We thank you for your time!  
  • The Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has implemented a consumer awareness campaign regarding appropriate use of antipsychotic drugs by long-term care residents and their legal right to be free chemical restraints.  See the brochure "Reduce the Misuse".

Adult/Senior Services & Information

Find in-home services, residential care (assisted living, nursing home), resources to pay for care, possible state and federal benefits, legal and financial planning, and aging health information.

Caregiver Resources

Resources, services, programs, and helpful information for people caring for an adult who needs long-term care.

Adult Abuse & Prevention

How to report abuse if you suspect a vulnerable adult is being harmed, signs to look for, abuse prevention tips, and information for mandatory reporters.