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“Raising Expectations” State Level Report Card released for Long Term Services and Supports

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
September 14, 2011

AARP, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation recently released an interactive website where several measures of long term supports and services are evaluated.  The project is called Raising Expectations.

There are four Category Choices: Affordability & Access; Choice of Setting & Provider; Quality of Life & Quality of Care; and Support for Family Caregivers.  With several indicator measurements per Category, there is a lot of data to explore using the website

Of note, Illinois ranked in the 2nd Quartile overall.  For Affordability & Access and Quality of Life & Quality of Care, Illinois ranked in the 1st Quartile. However, for Choice of Setting & Provider and Support for Family Caregivers Illinois ranked in the 3rd Quartile.  To read more about the overall findings of the project and to compare all states graphically, check out the Executive Summary.  

One interesting thing that I found by clicking around is that Illinois ranks the highest in percentage of nursing home residents with low care needs at 25.1%.  This is compared with Maine who ranks the lowest at 1.3%. 

If you find any interesting data points, or having any thoughts about how Illinois ranks, or this report—let Kristen Pavle, Assistant Director and Policy Analyst at the Center for Long-Term Care Reform know.  We are interested in hearing from you! Email Kristen by clicking here.  Or call: 312.372.4292 x 27.