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