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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Percent of nursing facility resident days for people with low needs compared to the overall statewide resident days.

The percent of nursing facility resident days for people with low needs compared to the overall statewide resident days has decreased. Part of the large drop in resident days between 2011 and 2012 was due to an improved payment method for nursing facilities. This method reflects that people with low needs have different conditions and services that require staff assistance.

To help track progress, counties similar in population size are grouped together and called a "cohort." In the last five years, the use of nursing facilities by people with low needs continues to decline.

Why this measure is important?

People with low needs are served safely and effectively in the community. It is important to use less expensive services for people with lower needs.

What is included in the measure?

This measure includes the total number of days spent in a nursing facility by people with low needs over five years.

What does it mean?

A lower percent is better because it means that people with low needs who receive services in institutional settings are staying fewer days every year.

How is it calculated?

The measure is calculated by counting all days spent in a nursing facility each year by people with low needs divided by the total number of resident days statewide.

Percent of NF resident days for people with low needs by graph

Graph of percent of Nursing Facility resident days for people with low needs

Percent of NF resident days for people with low needs by table / by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

10.6%

9.7%

9.0%

7.1%

7.4%

Cohort 1

15.5%

13.7%

12.4%

10.8%

10.2%

Cohort 2

11.0%

10.1%

9.2%

7.3%

7.6%

Cohort 3

10.1%

9.2%

8.2%

6.8%

6.9%

Cohort 4

7.9%

7.3%

6.7%

5.1%

5.7%

Cohort 5

10.1%

9.4%

9.0%

6.7%

7.3%

Data source

Annual DHS Nursing Facility Statistical and Cost Reporting data

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