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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Percent of people on the disability waivers with high needs.

The percent of people on the disability waivers with high needs, excluding developmental disabilities, has increased.

To help track progress, counties that are similar in size are grouped together and called a cohort. Cohorts 4 and 5 include Minnesota's largest counties and have the highest percent of people with high needs who receive waiver services.

Why this measure is important?

This measure shows that people with disabilities and high needs are staying in their homes or communities. In the past, people with greater needs were not able to stay in their communities because the services they needed were only available in institutions.

This measure shows that the long-term care system has been able to develop and offer more intense and specialized services in the community. Home and community-based services are less expensive than institutional care.

What is included in the measure?

The number of people who receive services on the disability waivers. This does not include people with developmental disabilities.

What does it mean?

A higher percent means there are more people with high needs who get services in their homes or in other community settings. When the percent is low, more people with high needs are being served in institutions.

How is it calculated?

The number of people served on the disability waivers with higher needs divided by the total number of people served on the disability waivers. This does not include people with developmental disabilities.

Percent of people on the disability waiver with high needs by graph

Graph of percent of people on the disability waiver with high needs

Percent of people on the disability waiver with high needs by table / by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

77.5%

78.7%

78.8%

78.8%

79.0%

Cohort 1

62.8%

66.4%

68.0%

68.5%

71.5%

Cohort 2

66.9%

69.4%

71.3%

72.5%

72.7%

Cohort 3

72.2%

74.2%

74.7%

75.4%

75.0%

Cohort 4

80.1%

82.7%

82.4%

81.7%

83.4%

Cohort 5

82.3%

82.4%

82.0%

81.7%

81.6%

Data source

DHS Data Warehouse

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