AARP’s annual Across the States Report provides profiles of state and national data for long term services and supports (LTSS) into a single report. The report provides comparable state data, rankings and national averages on: Age demographics and projections; living arrangements, income, and poverty; disability rates; costs of care; private long-term care insurance; Medicaid LTSS; family caregivers; home- and community-based services (HCBS); and nursing facilities.

Four key trends noted in the report include:

  1. The ages 85+ population, those with the highest need for LTSS, is projected to triple (a 208 percent increase) between 2015 and 2050.
  2. This demographic shift will have a profound impact on family caregiving.
  3. The older population is becoming more diverse.
  4. State Medicaid LTSS systems are becoming more balanced with more spending going to HCBS.

View South Dakota data.