Illinois Ranking Improves in Services and Supports for Older Adults

It's been three years since publication of the first national Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard by AARP's Public Policy Institute and the 2014 Scorecard shows that despite progress, widespread disparities still exist and improvements are still needed in the areas of home care services, family caregiver support and residential services for older adults and people with physical disabilities. The Scorecard measures LTSS performance across key dimensions: affordability and access, quality of life and quality of care, choice of setting and provider, support for family caregivers and effective transitions.

Illinois specific data is available here and it shows significant improvement with our state moving up from a ranking of 23rd overall in 2011, to currently ranking 15th in the nation. A closer look at the data shows that Illinois moved to the second, from the third quartile, in the dimension tracking "Choice of Setting and Provider" and to the first, from the second quartile, in the dimension tracking "Support for Family Caregivers."

Below you can view the June webcast presentation of the Scorecard; however, you will need to manually skip the first 30 minutes of the static introductory title page in order to view the presentation.

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    Bruce Lederman has over 25 years experience in the senior care field as a direct care provider and thought leader. Bruce was CEO and president of his own firm that operated skilled nursing facilities in Illinois. He is a former nursing home administrator and has consulted to numerous elder care providers on planning for strategic growth as well as process improvement. Recently he served as board chair of CJE SeniorLife, a leading non-profit elder care provider in the Chicago area. Bruce is currently employed as chief strategy officer for a company providing skilled nursing services in communities throughout Illinois and Missouri.

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