Washington Assisted Living
There are 7 Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, DC and 30 Assisted Living Facilities nearby.
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The Jefferson offers convenience and carefree living in an elegant condominium retirement community in Arlington, with easy access to intellectual, social and cultural activities.Arlington, VA 22203Distance: 4.8 miAssisted Living, Continuing Care, Hospice Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
Bedford Court residents enjoy a wonderful, warm environment filled with activities, scheduled outings and an elegantly designed array of living spaces.Silver Spring, MD 20906Distance: 14.9 miAssisted Living, Hospice Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir is an active retirement community for military veterans and federal employees, offering the full spectrum of senior care services.Fort Belvoir, VA 22060Distance: 15.5 miAssisted Living, Continuing Care, Hospice Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care
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- Washington, DC 20015Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
- Washington, DC 20015Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Nursing Homes
- Washington, DC 20007Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
- Washington, DC 20008-2022Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
- Washington, DC 20005Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
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Information About Assisted Living in Washington
The District of Columbia, better known as Washington DC, is a 68.3-square mile city that is managed at a federal level. Our nation’s capital is responsible for the governing of America, and around 15 million tourists visit each year to experience its many museums and memorials.
A large number of seniors enjoy assisted living in Washington DC. The city is easily navigable and offers an excellent public transportation system. There are plenty of open parks, and 35% of the city is covered by an urban tree canopy. The DC area enjoys a mild overall climate with only the occasional heavy snowfall in the winter time.
Assisted Living in Washington DC Defined
In the District of Columbia, an assisted living residence (ALR) is defined as “any entity, whether public or private, for profit or not for profit that combines housing, health, and personalized assistance, in accordance to individually developed service plans, for the support of individuals who are not related to the owner or operator of the entity.” ALRs are expected to care for residents in an environment that will both promote maintenance and enhance each senior’s quality of life.
The function of an ALR is to provide personalized assistance through:
- Activities of daily living
- Recreational activities
- 24-hour supervision
- Provision of health services as needed
The philosophy of assisted living in Washington DC is to accomplish all of this while emphasizing personal dignity, individuality, independence, privacy, spirituality, involvement of friends and family, and also freedom of choice.
Cost of Assisted Living in Washington DC
The Washington DC law states that “quality, affordable assisted living residence care should be accessible to all individuals residing in the District regardless of income.” To this effect, assisted living in Washington DC ranks among the top 20 most affordable areas in the nation.
The median monthly cost of assisted living in the District of Columbia is $2,500 per month or $30,000 annually for a private, one-bedroom apartment,* and must be paid privately by the resident or the resident’s family.
Regulation of Assisted Living in Washington DC
For such a small land mass, the District of Columbia has an abundance of governmental departments overseeing the operation of our nation’s capital. Ultimately, assisted living in Washington DC is monitored under the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration. Assisted living communities are inspected annually before the renewal of their license, and at any other time that the city mayor decides.
Staffing rules are strict for the assisted living administrator and other assisted living residence employees. Staff members should hold certification as a nurse’s aide, home care aide or be licensed in a more advanced healthcare field.
In lieu of certification, an employee may complete 40 hours of training in a plan approved by the Mayor, along with further training during the first seven days on the job site. Staff members who are authorized to administer or assist with medication must complete a medication management training course conducted by a certified agency.
Among the many requirements of ALR licensure in the District of Columbia, senior residents can expect:
- Individualized service plans
- Up-to-date resident assessments
- Comprehensive emergency evacuation and fire safety procedures
- Bedrooms of 70 square feet for single occupancy, and 100 square feet for double occupancy
- A minimum of one bathroom per six residents, with no more than one flight of stairs required to gain access.
Additional regulations apply to assisted living residences with 17 or more beds.
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*Genworth Financial 2012 Cost of Care Survey.
Written by senior housing writer Josh Talbot.View Washington Assisted Living Facilities
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