The State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers measures five dimensions of LTSS system performance:
- Affordability and Access Consumers can easily find and afford services, with a safety net for those who cannot afford services.
- Choice of Setting and Provider A person-centered approach allows for consumer choice and control of services.
- Quality of Life and Quality of Care Consumers are treated with respect and preferences are honored when possible, with services maximizing positive outcomes.
- Support for Family Caregivers Family caregivers’ needs are assessed and addressed, so they can receive the support they need to continue their essential roles.
- Effective Transitions Integration of health, LTSS, and social services minimizes disruptions such as unnecessary hospitalizations, institutionalizations, and transitions between settings.
In this third (2017) Scorecard, Washington edges out Minnesota for the top slot, followed by Vermont, Oregon, and Alaska.
The three Scorecards all have somewhat different methodologies and indicator sets, due primarily to changes in data availability. Ranks are not directly comparable between years, but the results across all three editions of the Scorecard indicate that Washington and Minnesota are consistently leading the pack.
State Rankings: Vermont
- Overall: 3
- Affordability and Access: 3
- Choice of Setting and Provider: 5
- Quality of Life & Quality of Care: 19
- Support for Family Caregivers: 10
- Effective Transitions: 9
Number of indicators for which Vermont ranked in the:
- Top Quartile: 13
- 2nd Quartile: 9
- 3rd Quartile: 3
- Bottom Quartile: 0