New State Scorecard on Long-Term Care: States Must Pick Up Pace of Change

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<p>States must accelerate improvement in long-term services and supports for older people and adults with disabilities, according to a new state scorecard released by AARP today and supported by The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. </p><p>The report shows that while most states have made some progress on long-term care in the last three years, the slow pace of change has not kept up with the increasing needs of an aging population. Many older adults, as well as people with disabilities, have physical, cognitive, or chronic health conditions and require assistance with activities of daily living.</p>
<p>"Millions of baby boomers will be facing greater health needs over the next few decades, and this scorecard shows we are still falling short of where we need to be to address those needs,” said Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D. </p>
Visit the State Scorecard website to read the report, interact with the state-by-state data, and find information on solutions.</p> Visit the Scorecard