Measure: Average amount of long-term care spending per person with disabilities
The average amount spent on long-term care services for a person with a disability, excluding developmental disabilities, is $21,415.
To help track progress, counties that are similar in size are grouped together and called a cohort. Cohort 5 is group of Minnesota's largest counties and has the lowest spending per person.
Why is this measure important?
This measure shows how efficiently Minnesota is providing LTC services to people with disabilities. 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 person with a disability 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 serviced in institutions instead of their home or other HCBS settings. It also means that some people need services that are more intensive or receive more expensive services such as 24-hour care.
How is it calculated?
Total spending on LTC services for people with disabilities divided by the total number of people with disabilities receiving LTC services. For the most part, this does not include people with developmental disabilities.
Graph showing average LTC spending per person with disabilities
Table showing average LTC spending per person with disabilities / Average LTC spending map (PDF)
DHS data warehouse