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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Percent of people with developmental disabilities who receive home and community-based services.

Most people with developmental disabilities who receive services in Minnesota's long-term care programs get services in community settings instead of institutions. These services are called home and community-based services.

To help track progress, counties that are similar in size are grouped together and called a "cohort." Cohort 4 includes Minnesota's moderately large counties in terms of population. Cohort 4 has the highest percent of people with developmental disabilities in HCBS. All cohorts improved over the past five years.

Why this measure is important?

This measure is important because HCBS are less expensive to provide when people with DD can stay in their homes and other HCBS settings. HCBS also provides people more control over services, which promotes independence. There is less chance to control one's services in institutions.

What is included in the measure?

This measure includes people with DD who receive LTC services. The measure includes people with DD who receive services in institutions and services through HCBS.

What does it mean?

A higher percent means more people get services in their homes and other HCBS settings. When the percent is low, more people get services in institutions, not in their communities. A higher percent is desired because that means there are fewer people in institutions.

How is it calculated?

The number of people with DD in HCBS in January of each fiscal year divided by the total number of people with DD receiving HCBS and institutional LTC services for the same time period.

Percent of people who receive HCBS by graph

Graph of percent of people who receive HCBS

Percent of people who receive HCBS by table/ by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

90.9%

91.2%

91.6%

91.7%

91.9%

Cohort 1

88.6%

88.9%

88.9%

89.2%

89.4%

Cohort 2

91.3%

92.3%

92.3%

92.2%

92.2%

Cohort 3

91.4%

91.3%

91.9%

91.9%

92.0%

Cohort 4

94.4%

94.9%

95.1%

95.3%

95.9%

Cohort 5

90.1%

90.4%

91.0%

91.1%

91.2%

Data source

DHS Data Warehouse

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