Oregon Ranks in Top Five on Nationwide Long-Term Services & Supports Scorecard

Oregon ranks in the top five states in AARP, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundations scorecard for long-term services and supports. According to a recent news release, this year’s results place Oregon at #4 out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Oregon’s scores ranked at the very top for the indicator measuring support for family caregivers.

In Oregon, the Department of Human Services with its Aging & People with Disabilities program (APD) is responsible for many tasks and oversight related to these five key dimensions. Program Director Ashley Carson Cottingham said, “It is encouraging to see our state rank at the top of the list. The results confirm that we are focusing state resources on the right areas of safety and quality assurance, caregiving, housing and transportation. The report serves as additional motivation to work on service accessibility, delivery and broad availability.”

FMI read the full report here: http://www.longtermscorecard.org/