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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: The percent of people on the Developmental Disabilities Waiver who have high needs and receive services in their home.

The percent of people on the Developmental Disabilities Waiver who have high needs and receive services in their home has been relatively constant.

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

Why this measure is important?

This measure shows that people with developmental disabilities who have high needs stay in their homes with needed supports. 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.

Minnesota has developed a long-term care system that offers more flexible and specialized services for people at home. That is important because people prefer to stay in their homes and have more choices regarding their services. HCBS services provided at home are less expensive than institutional or other residential services.

What is included in the measure?

The number of people with developmental disabilities and high needs that receive services on the DD Waiver.

What does it mean?

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

How is it calculated?

The number of people served on DD Waiver with high needs and served at home divided by the total number of people served in DD Waiver with high needs.

Percent of people on the DD Waiver with high needs and are served at home by graph

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

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

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

34.9%

35.5%

36.0%

35.1%

35.2%

Cohort 1

25.8%

26.3%

25.9%

26.2%

27.1%

Cohort 2

29.1%

28.9%

28.4%

27.3%

28.9%

Cohort 3

32.3%

32.1%

32.3%

31.3%

31.5%

Cohort 4

33.0%

33.9%

35.3%

34.6%

33.9%

Cohort 5

38.9%

40.0%

40.7%

39.8%

39.5%

Data source

DHS Data Warehouse

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