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Alzheimer's & Dementia Admissions

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STEP ONE: Complete an Application

To request an application please contact the Admissions Manager, by calling 202-895-0121. (If you are calling over the weekend, please use our main number, 202-966-3720.)


You may download a pdf version of the application for admission.

To view and print the pdf file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have a copy you can download it now.

Return the application to The Washington Home. There is no application fee at The Washington Home.

The application can be submitted via fax (202) 895-0139, or mailed to:

The Washington Home
3720 Upton Street NW
Washington DC 20016

If necessary, the prospective resident is placed on a waiting list for the unit. If so, the applicant or his or her representative is called when there is availability. If not, the application process continues uninterrupted.

The applicant's representative will request medical information from the applicant's doctor or hospital. The info will be faxed to Washington Home's admissions office at (202) 895-0139.

Nurse managers and doctors, who make admissions determinations, review an applicant's medical information. If the applicant is considered appropriate for The Washington Home's Special Care Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Program, an interview is scheduled for the applicant and the applicant's family.

STEP TWO: Applicant Interview
The interview includes a doctor, a nurse manager,  social workers, and other unit staff, who ensure that the applicant is appropriate for the program.

If the resident is considered appropriate for the unit, The Washington Home Admissions Office extends an offer for admission.

The applicant or the applicant's representative accepts or rejects the offer for admission. Financial issues are discussed with the Admissions Director. Sources for payment include private payment, long-term care insurance, or D.C. Medicaid.

The move-in date and time is scheduled by the Admissions Director with the family.

Payment Options

  • Private pay
  • Most major health plans
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

The Admissions Office staff will work closely with area insurance providers to secure the necessary authorizations for admission and will maintain communication with the providers throughout your stay. The staff will also discuss alternate methods of payment with you when non-covered services are medically necessary.

You may find additional information about payment options in our Paying for Care section .

Further questions can be answered by the Admissions Office at The Washington Home. Please call Ms. Fannie Halton, Admissions Manager at 202-895-0121.

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