What is the Scorecard?
The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard—a compilation of state data and analysis—showcases measures of state performance for creating a high-quality system of care in order to drive progress toward improvement in services for older adults and people with physical disabilities, and their family caregivers. The focus is on state-level data because our country does not have a single national system to address LTSS needs.
What are long-term services and supports (LTSS)?
LTSS consist of a broad range of day-to-day help needed by people with long-term conditions, disabilities, or frailty. This can include personal care (bathing, dressing, toileting); complex care (medications, wound care); help with housekeeping, transportation, paying bills, and meals; and other ongoing social services. LTSS may be provided in the home, in assisted living and other supportive housing settings, in nursing facilities, and in integrated settings such as those that provide both health care and supportive services. LTSS also include supportive services provided to family members and other unpaid caregivers.
How can the data be used?
The Scorecard provides comparable state data to:
- Benchmark performance,
- Measure progress,
- Identify areas for improvement, and
- Improve lives.
State administrators, stakeholders, and others can use this information about their state’s performance to pick up the pace on creating and sustaining a high-performing system of care for older people and adults with disabilities, and their family caregivers who assist them.