What States get Right and Wrong When it Comes to Home-Based Care Support

Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2023

When it comes to long-term care services and home-based care, some states are much further ahead than others. But one thing most of those states agree on is that there’s still room to improve.

Last month, when AARP released its long-term services and supports state scorecard report, Minnesota came out on top, ranking number one on the list. That means the state scored high when it comes to factors such as affordability and access, choices of settings and providers, safety and quality, and more.

“Minnesota has long taken pride in doing very well in providing care for Minnesotans, whether it be the older adults or people with disabilities, so I think we have continued to work on that,” Kathy Messerli, executive director at the Minnesota Home Care Association, told Home Health Care News. “I would also say that while it’s hard to find a silver lining for the pandemic, one of them was certainly an increased awareness of the services that could be provided in the home, and the quality and the outcomes that come from that.”

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