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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Average amount of long-term care spending per senior.

The average amount spent on services for a senior in long-term care (LTC) is $22,276 per year.

To help track progress, counties that are similar in population size are grouped together and called a cohort . Cohorts 2 and 3 include Minnesota's moderately small and mid-sized counties. These cohorts showed the lowest spending per person.

Why this measure is important?

This measure shows how efficiently Minnesota is providing LTC services to seniors. Counties have been able to keep average LTC spending per person relatively stable over time.

What is included in the measure?

The amount spent for each senior who receives LTC services in institutions or through home and community-based services.

What does it mean?

When the average cost is higher, it means that more people are served in institutions instead of their home or other HCBS settings. It also means that some people need services that are more intensive or receive services that are more expensive such as 24-hour care.

How is it calculated?

Total spending on LTC services for seniors divided by the total number of seniors who receive LTC services.

Average LTC spending per senior by graph

Graph of average LTC spending per senior

Average LTC spending per senior by table / by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

$ 22,770

$ 22,814

$ 22,245

$ 22,319

$ 22,276

Cohort 1

$ 22,821

$ 23,313

$ 22,623

$ 23,146

$ 23,645

Cohort 2

$ 21,299

$ 21,640

$ 21,356

$ 21,273

$ 21,114

Cohort 3

$ 21,374

$ 21,568

$ 20,955

$ 21,131

$ 21,154

Cohort 4

$ 21,436

$ 21,528

$ 21,277

$ 21,481

$ 21,265

Cohort 5

$ 24,327

$ 24,037

$ 23,314

$ 23,264

$ 23,142

Data source

DHS Data Warehouse

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