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Louisiana

State Rankings

  • Overall: 42
  • Affordability and Access: 18
  • Choice of Setting and Provider: 47
  • Quality of Life & Quality of Care: 49
  • Support for Family Caregivers: 31
  • Effective Transitions: 49

Number of indicators for which this state ranked in the:

  • Top Quartile: 5
  • 2nd Quartile: 1
  • 3rd Quartile: 9
  • Bottom Quartile: 11
Dimension and Indicator Baseline Scorecard 2020 Scorecard Change in Performance Compare
Data Year State Rate Data Year State Rate US Average Best State Rate Rank
Affordability and Access 18
Median annual nursing home private pay cost as a percentage of median household income ages 65+ 2015-16 191% 2018-19 187% 245% 168% 6
Median annual home care private pay cost as a percentage of median household income ages 65+ 2015-16 75% 2018-19 71% 80% 51% 7
Private long-term care insurance policies in effect per 1,000 people ages 40+ 2015 36 2018 32 43 138 40
Percentage of adults ages 21+ with ADL disability at or below 250% of poverty receiving Medicaid or other government assistance health insurance 2014-15 54.4% 2016-18 59.0% 56.7% 79.2% 13
Estimated Medicaid LTSS users per 100 population with ADL disability 2014 32 2017 33 46 100 38
ADRC/No Wrong Door Functions (Composite Indicator, scale 0-100%) 2016 52% 2019 56% 66% 96% 36
Choice of Setting and Provider 47
Percentage of Medicaid and state-funded LTSS spending going to HCBS for older people and adults with physical disabilities 2013 30.2% 2016 24.1% 45.1% 73.5% 43
Estimated percentage of Medicaid aged/disabled LTSS users receiving HCBS 2014 46.7% 2017 40.0% 64.2% 83.9% 46
Number of people self-directing services per 1,000 population with disabilities * * 2019 1.9 30.4 149.1 46 *
Home health and personal care aides per 100 population ages 18+ with an ADL disability 2013-15 21 2016-18 19 22 47 30
Assisted living and residential care units per 1,000 population ages 75+ 2014 20 2016 20 49 102 49
Adult day services total licensed capacity per 10,000 population ages 65+ 2014 35 2016 34 61 171 25
Subsidized housing opportunities (place-based and vouchers) as a percentage of all housing units 2015 6.8% 2017-18 7.7% 6.2% 18.6% 7
Quality of Life & Quality of Care 49
Rate of employment for adults with ADL disabilities ages 18-64 relative to rate of employment for adults without ADL disabilities ages 18-64 2013-15 17.4% 2016-18 19.2% 21.4% 38.1% 39
Percentage of high-risk nursing home residents with pressure sores * * 2018 8.8% 7.3% 4.8% 44 *
Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who inappropriately receive antipsychotic medication 2015 21.5% 2018 15.8% 14.6% 7.8% 34
HCBS quality cross-state benchmarking capability * * 2015-19 0.6 1.3 3.6 37 *
Support for Family Caregivers 31
Supporting working caregivers (maximum possible score 17.0) 2014-16 0.00 2019 0.00 3.17 13.50 38
Family responsibility protected classification 2014 0.00 2019 0.00 0.29 2.00
Exceeds Federal FMLA 2016 0.00 2019 0.00 0.29 3.00
Paid Family Leave 2016 0.00 2019 0.00 0.50 3.50
Mandatory Paid Sick Days 2016 0.00 2019 0.00 0.85 3.00
Flexible Sick Days 2016 0.00 2019 0.00 0.75 3.00
Unemployment insurance for family caregivers 2016 0.00 2019 0.00 0.49 1.00
Person- and family-centered care (maximum possible score 5.5) 2016 4.60 2019 4.90 3.04 5.50 3
Spousal impoverishment protections 2015 2.00 2019 2.00 0.90 2.00
Having caregiver assessment 2016 1.60 2019 1.90 1.34 2.50
CARE Act legislation 2016 1.00 2019 1.00 0.80 1.00
Nurse delegation and scope of practice (maximum possible score 5.0) 2016 2.50 2019 2.75 3.30 5.00 36
Nursing tasks able to be delegated 2016 2.00 2019 2.25 2.69 4.00
Nurse practitioner scope of practice 2016 0.50 2019 0.50 0.61 1.00
Transportation policies (maximum possible score 1.0) 2015-16 0.00 2019 0.00 0.14 1.00 8
Volunteer driver protection 2015-16 0.00 2019 0.00 0.14 1.00
Effective Transitions 49
Percentage of nursing home residents with low care needs * * 2017 12.2% 8.9% 2.1% 35 *
Percentage of home health patients with a hospital admission 2014 15.9% 2017 16.1% 15.8% 13.8% 31
Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents hospitalized within a six-month period 2014 26.8% 2016 26.3% 16.8% 4.7% 50
Percentage of nursing home residents with one or more potentially burdensome transitions at end of life 2013 36.7% 2016 33.6% 28.6% 16.2% 48
Percentage of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community * * 2017-18 43.8% 53.9% 68.5% 51 *

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* Comparable data not available for baseline and/or current year. Rank cannot be calculated without current data. Change in performance cannot be calculated without both baseline and current data.
ADL = Activities of Daily Living; ADRC = Aging and Disability Resource Center; HCBS = Home- and Community-Based Services; LTSS = Long-Term Services and Supports.