Cost of Assisted Living in Washington D.C.
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 D.C. is $4,382.
A Place for Mom uses the term “assisted living” to indicate that the community provides some level of assistance with daily living activities. It is not intended to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care.
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Assisted Living Rules and Regulations in District of Columbia
When it comes to finding assisted living care for consumers often rely on state agencies to provide insight into licensed assisted living care communities. The level of accessibility and transparency into such records differs between states. Learn how the District of Columbia provides accessibility and transparency into records to help consumers make an informed decision about long-term care.
Public Records and License Status
Washington DC has moderate accessibility to assisted living records but was found lacking in how frequently those records are updated online. While they do have a list of licensed facilities online, that list is not searchable which can be troublesome for consumers.
To ensure that a community is licensed, visit Washington DC’s Health Care Facilities Licensing site. For more detailed information about the background of a community, visit the Enforcement Actions site and choose “assisted living residences”.
Violations and Resident Protection
While the District of Columbia does provide a list of licensed assisted living providers online, that list is not searchable and not updated in a timely manner. In the same location, Washington DC does provide information about inspections, complaints, survey results and violations in a searchable form.
DC does not provide information online about the capacity at a facility, special licensing information, contact information for a specific community, payment types accepted or the price of the facility. DC conducts inspections every 12 months and is able to fine facilities.