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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Percent of people on the disability waivers who are served in a residential setting and have low needs.

The percent of people on the disability waivers, excluding the Developmental Disabilities Waiver, with low needs and receive services in a residential setting has increased.

To help track progress, counties that are similar in population size are grouped together and called a "cohort." Cohort 1 includes Minnesota's smallest counties and has the lowest percent of people with low needs served in residential settings.

Why this measure is important?

This measure shows that people with disabilities and low needs continue to increase their use of residential services. Most people prefer to stay in their homes and have more choices for their services.

As the number of people who receive services in residential setting increases, the cost of providing the services also increases. It is important to use less expensive services for people with lower needs.

What is included in the measure?

This measure includes number of people with disabilities who receive residential services through the disability waivers.

What does it mean?

A higher percent means more people with disabilities and low needs receive services in residential settings. A lower percent is better because more people with disabilities receive services at home.

How is it calculated?

The number of people on the disability waivers, excluding DD Waiver, with low needs who receive services in a residential setting divided by the total number of people on the disability waivers with low needs.

Percent of people on the disability waivers who are served in a residential with low needs setting by graph

Graph of percent of people with low needs served in a residential setting

Percent of people on the disability waivers who are served in a residential with low needs setting by table / by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

16.1%

17.0%

17.4%

18.5%

20.6%

Cohort 1

13.0%

13.9%

14.2%

12.2%

16.7%

Cohort 2

17.0%

18.9%

19.1%

17.9%

18.4%

Cohort 3

18.1%

19.3%

18.9%

19.2%

19.7%

Cohort 4

23.6%

23.5%

24.7%

26.3%

28.9%

Cohort 5

13.4%

14.3%

15.2%

17.7%

20.6%

Data Source

DHS data warehouse

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