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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Percent of people on the disability waivers with high needs and are served at home.

The percent of people on the disability waivers, excluding the Developmental Disabilities Waiver, who have high needs and receive services in their own home, has decreased. In 2009, almost 59.9 percent of the people with disabilities and high needs received waiver services in their own home. By 2013, the percent decreased to 56.8 percent.

To help track progress, counties similar in population size are grouped together and called a "cohort." Cohorts 4 and 5 include Minnesota's largest counties by population and have the highest percent of people with high needs who receive waiver services in their home. Larger counties usually perform better on this measure.

Why this measure is important?

This measure shows that people with disabilities and high needs are staying in their homes. In the past, people with greater needs were not able to stay in their homes because the services they needed were only available in institutions or other residential settings.

This measure shows that the long-term care system has been able to develop and offer more flexible and specialized services for people at home. That is important because people prefer to stay in their homes and have more choices for their services. It is less expensive to serve people in their homes than institutional or other residential services.

What is included in the measure?

The number of people with high needs who receive services on the disability waivers. This does not include people on the DD Waiver.

What does it mean?

A higher percent is better because it means there are more people with high needs who get the services they need in their homes. When the percent is lower, more people with high needs are served in institutions or other residential settings.

How is it calculated?

The number of people on the disability waivers who have high needs served at home divided by the total number of people who have higher needs served on the disability waivers (excluding developmental disabilities).

Percent of people on the disability waivers with high needs and are served at home by graph

Graph of percent of people on the disabilitiy waiver with needs and are served at home

Percent of people on the disability waivers with high needs and are served at home by table / by map (PDF)

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Statewide 59.9% 59.6% 58.0% 57.4% 56.8%
Cohort 1 52.7% 53.5% 57.0% 56.8% 56.3%
Cohort 2 52.8% 51.6% 51.5% 52.8% 51.9%
Cohort 3 53.8% 53.5% 53.7% 53.1% 53.5%
Cohort 4 60.5% 60.9% 58.7% 58.8% 58.3%
Cohort 5 63.4% 63.1% 60.4% 59.4% 58.6%

Data Source

DHS data warehouse

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