UPO Project KEEN Respite Program

Program offers adult day care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia.

Home Care Partners

Government program provides in-home care services to adults with Alzheimer's disease or related illness. Services include:
- Care management
- Home health care
- Skilled nursing
- Educational materials for family members

District of Columbia Caregivers' Institute (DCCI)

DCCI services for family caregivers are provided through local lead agencies and include:
- Information
- Assistance
- Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training
- Caregiver Flex Account (caregivers may be reimbursed for caregiving expenses up to a pre-approved amount per month).

DC Medicaid

DC Medicaid is a healthcare program that pays for medical services for qualified people. It helps pay for medical services for low-income and disabled people. For those eligible for full Medicaid services, Medicaid pays healthcare providers. Providers are doctors, hospitals and pharmacies who are enrolled with DC Medicaid.

D.C. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

The D.C. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is an important part of Legal Counsel for the Elderly. Ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing home, assisted living facilities, community residence facilities and residents in their private homes. Ombudsmen work to resolve complaints of residents and to bring about resolution, including changes at the local, state and national levels to improve residents’ quality of care and quality of life.

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

The DC ADRC provides a single, coordinated system of information and access for individuals seeking long-term services and supports. This is accomplished through the provision of unbiased, reliable information, counseling, and service access to older adults (60 years and older), individuals with disabilities (18 to 59 years old), and their caregivers. The ADRC facilitates the acquisition of services individualized to the unique needs and desires expressed by each person.

Department of Health - Health Care Facilities Licensing

The District of Columbia Department of Health licenses and certifies health care facilities for compliance with state and federal health and safety standards. Facilities include nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, dialysis centers, ambulatory surgical centers, intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities, and laboratories. The Health Care Facilities Division and Intermediate Care Facilities Division conduct regular on-site surveys to ensure health, safety, sanitation, fire, and quality of care requirements.

Adult Protective Services (APS)

APS investigates reports of alleged cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation by third parties, and self-neglect of vulnerable adults 18 years of age or older. APS provides protective services to reduce or eliminate the risk of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and exploitation.

Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Home

Provides aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential and medical care and services. The VA also helps veterans and their families to present claims for veterans' benefits to the federal government .

Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Offers comprehensive medical care (diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up) to people living with cancer. Its website offers information on various types of cancer and treatment. Also provides free support groups for people affected by various diagnosis's of cancer and their families.


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