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The Bottom or Top Quartile: How Does Your State Rank for Senior Care?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 11, 2017

Hands-elderly-man-LR.jpgEveryday there is a steady increase of people in our society that are either living with disabilities, or are part of the senior community. The care that they receive can sometimes be considerably lower than we expect, depending on what state they live in. In order to nudge the states into increasing their standard of care, a state scorecard is in place to rate each state. This score card ranks in the following areas:

  • Affordability and Access,
  • Choice of Setting and Provider,
  • Quality of Life and Quality of Care,
  • Support for Family Caregivers and;
  • Effective Transitions.

The states listed below rank one through three on the state scorecard. These three states rank in the top quartile in all areas with the following exceptions:

  • Washington: the area of Quality of Life and Quality of Care ranks in the second quartile.
  • Minnesota: the area of Effective Transitions ranks in the second quartile.
  • Vermont: the area of Quality of Life and Quality of Care ranks in the second quartile.

The states listed below, rank forty-nine through fifty-one on the state scorecard. These states rank in the bottom quartile, with the following exceptions:

  • Alabama: the area of Affordability and Access ranks in the third quartile.
  • Kentucky: the area of Support for Family Caregivers ranks in the third quartile.
  • Indiana: the areas of Quality of Life and Quality of Care, and Effective Transitions rank in the third quartile.

Finally, this scorecard shows were states have a fantastic standard of care, and where they can make improvements. The purpose of creating the scorecard is to show the states what areas they can improve upon. With this scorecard in place, there is hope for increasing the standard of care for our senior population, and for the individuals with disabilities.

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Topics: Senior Care