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State Scorecards on Long-Term Services

Posted: October 12, 2011

Results of first-ever scorecard measuring state performance in providing long-term services and support to older adults and people with disabilities.

On September 8, 2011, AARP's Public Policy Institute, The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund, released the first-ever scorecard measuring state performance in providing long-term services and supports (LTSS) to older adults and people with disabilities. The report finds wide variation among the states, with some states significantly outperforming others in the delivery of LTSS.

The report, Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers, examines four key dimensions of state LTSS system performance: affordability and access; choice of setting and provider; quality of life and quality of care; and support for family caregivers. It assesses each state’s performance as a whole and on 25 individual indicators, some of which were measured for the first time. To access the report and Scorecard data along with an interactive map that displays state-by-state information, visit www.longtermscorecard.org.