long-term care

‘A pragmatic, modest step’: Making the case for Washington’s new long-term care program

BY: - November 15, 2023

In Washington and across the U.S., the number of people in need of long-term care is on the rise as the population ages.  Seven out of 10 Americans will need this type of care – which can span weeks or years depending on the situation – at some point in their lifetimes, according to AARP. […]

Older adults want to ‘age in place,’ but their options are limited in most states

BY: - November 2, 2023

Read more Stateline coverage of how communities across the country are trying to create more affordable housing. As older adults begin to outnumber young people in the United States in the coming decade, advocacy groups are challenging states to shift away from single-family zoning in favor of housing solutions that allow older adults to “age […]


New long-term care program will offer families crucial support at tough times

BY: - July 19, 2023

You don’t need a medical degree to understand that accessing care when you need it, in the comfort of your home, is essential to our well-being. Our first statewide long-term care program will help make this possible and at such a low cost. The program is finally here and it’s time to celebrate. As a […]

There’s still time to receive an exemption from Washington’s long-term care tax

BY: - May 30, 2023

A deadline to apply for exemptions from Washington’s controversial long-term care tax is one day away.  People who live outside of Washington but work in the state, spouses of active-duty military service members, those with non-immigrant work visas and veterans with at least a 70% service-connected disability are all eligible for exemptions from the new […]