The state agency (SA) responsible for licensing and oversight is the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA), Residential Care Services (RCS) Division. Federal law requires DSHS to conduct an unannounced full health survey or inspection at least every 15 months. Adult Family Homes.
Adult Family Homes are regular neighborhood homes where staff assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of the adult. Some may also provide occasional nursing care. Learn what questions to ask and things to look for to find the right home for you in our free booklet Choosing Care in an Adult Family Home or Assisted Living Facility.
These are residential homes licensed to care for up to six non-related residents. They provide room, board, laundry, necessary supervision, and necessary help with activities of daily living, personal care, and social services. RCW 70.128.010. If you are considering care in an adult family home.