California Long-Term Care Services and Support 14th in Nation

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california state flag e1316187549386 California Long Term Care Services and Support 14th in NationA study on the nation’s long-term care services and support systems by AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and The Scan Foundation has found that California ranks 14th out of 50 states for systems that provide assistance to seniors, adults with disabilities and family caregivers.

The report is the first of its kind to provide a multi-dimensional approach to measure state-level performance of long-term care services and support systems (LTSS), and measures four key dimensions:

  • Affordability and access/California rank: 7
  • Choice of setting and provider/California rank: 9
  • Qualify of life and quality of care/California rank: 39
  • Support for family caregivers/California rank: 30

The study showed that if California improved its performance to the level of the highest performing state(Minnesota):

  • 30,145 more low- or moderate-income adults age 21+ with activity of daily living disabilities would be covered by Medicaid.
  • 11,309 more new users of Medicaid LTSS would first receive services in home and community based settings instead of nursing homes.
  • 9,824 nursing home residents with low care needs would instead be able to receive LTSS in the community.
  • 7,796 unnecessary hospitalizations of people in nursing homes would be avoided.

An elder law attorney can help eliminate financial confusion for the elderly and their caregivers as well as help families prepare for asset protection, retirement and health care needs.

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