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State tops care report

— The state of Washington tops the list for providing long-term care options for its residents in a report released recently by AARP.

It measures the care available in states based on accessibility, choice and quality. It also assesses their support for family caregivers and the transitions between health facilities and home.

“We have created in Washington a very nice continuum of care that includes in-home options, licensed residential options, such as assisted-living facilities and adult family homes, as well as nursing homes for folks,” Bea Rector of the state Department of Social and Health Services said.

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