There is both an opportunity and an imperative to redesign the next Scorecard. This tool has the potential to draw further attention to critical issues in LTSS exposed by the COVID-19 crisis and help states build and maintain momentum in their efforts to modernize their LTSS systems.
Self-direction allows individuals to have greater choice over the services and supports they receive, including hiring and managing their own paid caregivers and purchasing items to live more independently at home.
Minnesota has put a number of foundational strategies in place to meet the needs of older adults while managing the growth in our programs
Washington is implementing promising practices designed to support individuals (and their caregivers) who want to continue to live in their own homes as they age.
The Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard can spark policy change, while providing tools and resources so that states and other stakeholders can deliver a higher level of performance
AARP Shares Promising Practices and Emerging Innovations through the Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard
In our seminal 2017 Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard, we issued a call to action to “pick up the pace of change.” To help accelerate LTSS reforms, we have released a series of Promising Practices and Emerging Innovations reports that provide real-world solutions.
As Kathleen Ujvari and I were writing "Taking it to the Next Level: Using Innovative Strategies to Expand Options in Self-Direction," we were privileged to speak to people in several states who were self-directing their services. Each unique story offered us different lessons. While we could only…
It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) released its third Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard. The interactive tool measures state performance for creating a high-quality system of care and improving services for older adults and people with…
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