Health Care

Report scores states on long-term care

Minnesota and Washington ranked as the best, with 50 indicators used in the assessment.
Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of DC senior living facility, left, helps resident Courty Andrews back to her room, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard, File)

States are struggling to provide adequate care to older Americans and people with disabilities more than three years after the Covid-19 pandemic exposed deep flaws and inequalities in the system, according to a report released Thursday by the AARP, the SCAN Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, and the John A. Hartford Foundation.

The report — Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard — found that major gaps persist in every state and Washington, D.C., especially related to support for family caregivers, the long-term care workforce, equity in nursing homes, and emergency preparedness.

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