Community Options Program Entry System (COPES)

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COPES is a state program that provides comprehensive care management and helps pay for personal care, home delivered meals, home health care, adult day services, respite, transportation and other services for older adults in their homes. COPES also pays for care in board and care homes and assisted living facilities. It is designed to help people who, without COPES, would need to be in nursing homes.


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services - Aging and Long-Term Support Administration Reception Phone Number: (360) 725.2300

Caregiver Eligibility: 

Anyone age 18 or older

Care Recipient Eligibility: 

Multiple requirements:
- Adults age 18 or older
- Must be low income
- Live within a site's service area and able to live safely in the community at time of enrollment
- Care needs meet requirement