Assisted Living in the District of Columbia

The AgingCare.com Assisted Living Directory features consumer reviews, photos and descriptions of services offered by each facility in the District of Columbia in order to help you find the right accommodations and care for your loved one. AgingCare’s average customer rating for communities in the District of Columbia is 4.2 stars based on 20 consumer reviews.

There are over 13 assisted living facilities to choose from in the District of Columbia. The average cost for assisted living in the District of Columbia is $7,838 per month, which is above the national average of $3,892 per month.

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Median Monthly Cost of Assisted Living in the District of Columbia

District of Columbia$7,838
Financial Assistance in District of ColumbiaFinancial Assistance Available Available
Cost Information Provided by Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey

Information and Resources for Assisted Living in the District of Columbia

the District of Columbia facilities listed in the AgingCare.com Assisted Living DirectoryCommunities 13
Assisted Living Regulating BodyGovernment of the District of Columbia Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration
% of Population with Alzheimer's15%
2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

How Do You Pay For Assisted Living in District of Columbia?

Care in a District of Columbia assisted living community is typically paid for by a resident’s private funds (e.g. savings, 401(k), pension, Social Security, etc.), long-term care insurance, and in some cases, VA benefits.

The District of Columbia’s Medicaid program offers an Elderly & Persons with Physical Disabilities Waiver (EPD) to assist individuals at least 65 years of age (or 18 and older diagnosed as having a physical disability) in paying for assisted living and other supportive services. The goal of this waiver is to reduce the number of elderly and disabled individuals who are placed in nursing facilities. Eligible individuals must meet “Level of Care” and financial requirements. For example, an individual must have a monthly income that does not exceed $980.83, and resources that do not exceed $4,000.

District of Columbia Assisted Living Licensing Regulations

Department Charged with Licensing and InspectionsGovernment of the District of Columbia Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration
Required Employee ScreeningYes
Frequency of Inspections 
Upon Initial LicensingYes
AnnuallyYes
Various Intervals Depending on Facility PerformanceYes
UnannouncedYes
Following a ComplaintYes