Aging and Long-Term Support Administration – DSHS

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.