Cost of Assisted Living in Washington
According to the 2012 A Place for Mom Senior Living Costs Survey, the median monthly cost to live in an assisted living one bedroom apartment in Washington is $2,970.
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Assisted Living Licensing in Washington
A Boarding Home can be licensed in for different models. In the most limited model, the boarding home only has to accept general responsibility for the health and safety of the residents. In the other three models, the boarding home must also provide (respectively) nursing services, assistance with activities of daily living or nursing services and assistance with activities of daily living.
Required Staff Training
- Staff member training must include interpersonal and problem solving skills, residents rights and protection of resident health and safety.
- Each staff member must take Fundamentals of Caregiving, a 28 hour required course provided by the state.
- Continuing education must be provided annually.
- At least one caregiver on duty at all times must be trained in first aid and CPR.
- The staff must be adequate in number and training at all times.
Eviction Laws and Resident Protections
- A resident may be forced to move from the facility if the resident’s needs can no longer be met at that facility.
- Residents are guaranteed the same civil and legal rights as all US citizens plus a basic set of legally protected Residents Rights.
- Residents Rights include the right to confidentiality, the right to privacy and the right to refuse care.
Boarding homes are required to disclose to all interested persons on a standardized form any extra services and their charges.
Boarding homes are inspected by the Aging and Disability Service of the Department of Social and Health Services at least every 18 months.
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