We care about our seniors! Find all the information you need to lead a safe and healthy life in Washington. Get the right care to fit your needs whether you continue to live at home or transition into long-term care housing. Caregivers can locate resources and support to help give their seniors the best care possible.
Getting the Care You Need
Sit down with your loved ones and determine what kind of care you’ll need, such as physical care, household tasks, transportation, etc. Use the Needs Assessment Worksheet to help guide your conversation and learn who to contact to find services in your area.
Services that help an adult remain at home
If you need help for tasks such as preparing meals, housekeeping, and personal care, hiring an in-home care worker is a great option that enables you to continue living at home. Skilled nursing care for needs such as injections or wound care can be found through a home health agency. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a Medicare program providing comprehensive health care and services to help you delay or avoid long-term nursing home care.
Long-Term Care Housing
There are several different types of facilities where you can live and get care in a residential setting. If you are using Medicaid to pay for care, the facility must be licensed by Washington State and accept Medicaid payment.
There are many things within your control that can help you live a longer, healthier life. Learn what you can do to improve your health including physical activity, getting good nutrition, maintaining social connections, keeping your mind active, and preventing falls.
As an older adult, you are often the prime target for certain types of fraud and scams. Get information about senior fraud, Medicare fraud, and Medicaid fraud and how to report it. Adult Protective Services serves vulnerable adults and investigates abuse, neglect, abandonment, and exploitation. Learn how to prepare and what to do when disaster strikes.
Support For Caregivers
Caregiving is a meaningful and challenging job, and you deserve support too. Your local Family Caregiver Support Program can provide practical information and advice and connect you to free or low-cost services.