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When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in DC:

Key Findings

  • The District of Columbia has generally accessible records but was marked down somewhat due to the relative infrequency that information is updated.
  • The District of Columbia does not have a searchable database of licensed assisted living communities.

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Washington DC Accessibility Criteria

Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.
1Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form?Yes
2If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently?No
3If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? No
4Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online?Yes
5If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently? [within 90 days]No or N/A
6If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities?Yes
7If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations / inspections searchable at all?Yes or N/A
8Is information about special licensing for care shown?No or N/A
9Capacity shown?No
10Payment types shown? [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]No
11Administrator / Contact name shown?Yes
12State may fine facility?Yes
13Frequency of inspections?Every 12 months
14Website includes pricing of facility?No
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