WA CARES BENEFITS

HOW WA CARES BENEFITS WASHINGTON WORKERS

It’s Affordable

The WA Cares Fund is an affordable long-term care insurance program for all working Washingtonians.

It Offers Choice

WA Cares empowers us to control how and where we receive long-term care.

It Provides Peace of Mind

We no longer have to worry about how we will afford long-term care as we age.

THE WA CARES BENEFIT

Elderly care nurse helping senior from wheel chair to bed


Beginning January 2025, each person who is eligible to receive the benefit can access services and supports costing up to $36,500.

The nominal value of this benefit will change over time. 

Services and Supports

The benefit will be available to be used for a range of services and supports, such as:

  • Professional personal care in your home, an assisted living facility, an adult family home or a nursing home
  • Adaptive equipment and technology like hearing devices and medication reminder devices
  • Home safety evaluations
  • Training and support for paid and unpaid family members who provide care
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Care transition coordination
  • Memory care
  • Environmental modifications like wheelchair ramps
  • Personal emergency response system
  • Respite for family caregivers
  • Transportation
  • Dementia supports
  • Education and consultation