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STEP ONE: Complete an Application

To request an application please  call the Admissions Office at  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

STEP TWO: Application Reviewed

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.

STEP THREE: Medical Information Reviewed

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

Nurse managers and doctors, who make admissions determinations, review an applicant's medical information.

STEP FOUR: Admittance Decision

A decision to approve or deny admission is relayed to the potential resident or family by the Admissions Director.

The applicant or the applicant's representative accepts or rejects the offer for admission.

If the offer is accepted, financial information and move-in dates are discussed with the Admissions Director.

If the offer is rejected, the applicant or the applicant's family should feel free to contact The Washington Home at a later date. However, the applicant loses his or her position on the waiting list.

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 Admissions  at 202-895-0121.

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