Raising Expectations: California’s 2014 Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard Results
The 2nd State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports shows California ranked 9th overall. While California ranks higher than most states, much work remains to be done to improve affordability, quality, and coordination of services within the state’s system of care to ensure that older adults and people with disabilities can access needed services to support independence and quality of life.
Long-term services and supports (LTSS) should be affordable, high-quality, and well-coordinated in order to support older adults and people with disabilities in the setting of their choice. The 2nd State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports (Scorecard), produced by the AARP Public Policy Institute, examines state system performance using five identified dimensions of a high-performing LTSS system.