Friday, October 17, 2014
The District of Columbia Office on Aging (DCOA) is committed to assisting members of the community to age in place. An important component in ensuring that individuals remain in the community is to proactively plan for their long-term care (LTC) needs. DCOA understands that LTC planning can be viewed as a complicated
process. To assist older adults, persons living with disabilities and caregivers, DCOA has partnered with the U.S. Administration for Community Living to offer options counseling to help community members make informed LTC decisions.
This guide is intended to help you understand LTC and what resources are available in the District. You will find a number of tools that will assist you in analyzing your current situation and help you to start thinking about future needs. We suggest that you use these tools now as a resource to begin planning for your future LTC regardless of age. Please feel free to contact DCOA’s staff regarding any questions you may have. We can be reached at 202-724-5622, 202-724-5626 or visit www.dcoa.dc.gov.
For more information on Long-Term Care Planning and Resources, click here.
To view the Long-Term Care Planning Guide in multiple languages, click here.