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REPORT: LTSS Information for All 50 States Compiled

October 18, 2012

Data on the long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems of each state is presented and analyzed in an AARP Public Policy Institute report, Across the States: Profiles of Long-Term Services and Supports.

The report includes facts about the long-term care workforce. For example, the average wages of personal care and home care workers for each state are included in the report, as are the average number of direct-care hours provided to each nursing home resident per day.

The report identifies nine key findings that the authors have gleaned from the overall data, including:

  • The age 85-and-older population is growing at a dramatic rate.
  • Family caregivers provided $450 billion worth of unpaid care in 2009.
  • Medicaid dollars can support roughly three people with home and community-based services for every one person in an institution.

The report is divided into several parts, which are available at the AARP website.

The 370-page full report provides a snapshot of LTSS-related information for each state, while the 92-page executive summary gives an analysis of the data by AARP Policy Research Analysts Ari Houser, Wendy Fox-Grage, and Kathleen Ujvari.

Additionally, separate analyses for all 50 states and Washington, DC, can be accessed at the AARP website.

– by Matthew Ozga

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