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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Percent of people on the Developmental Disabilities Waiver who are served in a residential setting and have low needs.

The percent of people on the Developmental Disabilities Waiver and served in a residential setting with low needs is decreasing. In 2007, about 69 percent of the people with DD and low needs received services in a residential setting through the DD waiver. In 2013, the percent was 64.2 percent.

To help track progress, counties that are similar in population size are grouped together and called a "cohort." Cohort 5 includes Minnesota's largest counties and served the lowest percent of people with low needs in residential settings.

Why this measure is important?

This measure shows that people with DD and low needs receive services in residential settings less often than they did in the past. That is important because people prefer to stay in their homes and have more choices for their services.

As the number of people who receive services in a residential settings increases, so does the cost of providing the services. It is important to use less expensive services for people with lower needs.

What is included in the measure?

This measure includes people on the DD Waiver with low needs who receive residential services.

What does it mean?

A lower percentage means there are fewer people with DD and low needs who receive services in residential settings.

How is it calculated?

The number of people served on the DD Waiver with low needs who receive services in a residential setting divided by the total number of people served on the DD Waiver with low needs.

Percent of people on the DD Waiver and are served in a residential setting with low needs by graph

Graph of percent of people on the DD waiver and are served in a residential setting with low needs

Percent of people on the DD Waiver and are served in a residential setting with low needs by table / by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

68.0%

66.6%

65.8%

63.0%

64.2%

Cohort 1

73.8%

73.6%

74.0%

72.2%

73.6%

Cohort 2

71.5%

68.5%

68.7%

63.0%

63.9%

Cohort 3

71.6%

69.0%

68.2%

65.4%

67.9%

Cohort 4

69.7%

69.9%

68.1%

65.7%

67.0%

Cohort 5

60.8%

59.5%

58.6%

57.3%

57.6%

Data source

DHS Data Warehouse

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