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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Percent of seniors on the Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care program who are served at home.

The percent of seniors who receive services in their own homes has increased.

To help track progress, counties similar in population size are grouped together and called a "cohort." Cohort 5 includes the largest Minnesota counties by population and served the highest percent of seniors in their own home.

Why this measure is important?

This measure shows that seniors can receive services at own home instead of moving to customized living or other residential settings. When services are provided at home, people have control over their environment, which promotes independence. It is important because home and community-based services are less expensive to provide when people are at home.

What is included in the measure?

This measure includes seniors who receive support services at home through the Elderly Waiver (EW) or Alternative Care (AC) program. The services may include homemaker, home delivered meals, supplies and equipment or homecare services.

What does it mean?

A higher percent means more seniors receive services in their homes instead of residential settings such as customized living.

How is it calculated?

The number of seniors on EW and AC programs who receive services at home divided by the total number of seniors served on EW and AC programs.

Percent of seniors on EW and AC programs who are served at home by graph

Graph of percent of seniors on EW and AC programs who are served at home

Percent of seniors on EW and AC programs who are served at home by table / by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

76.0%

75.8%

75.4%

75.1%

74.8%

Cohort 1

82.2%

80.9%

79.7%

78.2%

77.6%

Cohort 2

75.7%

72.3%

70.7%

69.6%

68.8%

Cohort 3

67.5%

66.0%

63.8%

63.1%

62.3%

Cohort 4

66.1%

67.1%

67.3%

67.3%

66.2%

Cohort 5

82.0%

83.0%

83.4%

83.2%

83.2%

Data Source

DHS data warehouse

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