Long-term services and supports help people maintain or improve their independence and quality of life.
Most people prefer being as independent as possible and choose to receive these services in their own home or in community settings. Long-term services and supports refers to places, services, and products that can help with health or personal care needs over a long period of time.
Knowing the basics of long-term services and supports will help protect your future. Finding the right fit for you can expand your independence and options.
Your needs for long-term services and supports may change over time. Whatever your needs, more and more options are available for care - in your own home, within your community and within different residential facilities.
Washington’s Community Living Connections staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.