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Ken Helander, Director of Advocacy, AARP Alaska
by Ken Helander, AARP Alaska
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California ranks 9 th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve the state’s health care system around prevention & treatment, affordability & access in Adult Day Resource Center functions, nursing home costs/quality-of-life, quality-of-care in the LTSS system, and support for family caregivers.
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Baltimore – Today, AARP released a new, comprehensive, state-by-state Scorecard on meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. Maryland ranks 23rd overall, but AARP warns more must be done--and it must happen at an accelerated pace. The 2014 Scorecard from AARP was compiled with support from the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation.
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When it comes to support for seniors and caregivers, it matters where you live.  According to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP  and the nation's leading organizations behind long-term care, Connecticut ranks 12th in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities.  While that number may seem pretty good, we know that more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve specific areas, including more support and training for family caregivers, and easing patient transitions to and from the hospital or a skilled nursing facility. 
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Much more must be done to improve long-term services and supports
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Louisiana ranks 37th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, and AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve across-the-board – but especially when it comes to quality of care and quality of life, and effective transitions. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation.
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South Carolina ranks 34th  in meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, however, AARP feels more must be done to improve support for family caregivers, effective transitions, and home and community based services.  This report is the second comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation.
Caregivers Support V1
More should be done to improve long-term services and supports, especially care quality and support for families caring for those with disabilities or frail loved ones
Good care vs Bad care
But more must be done to improve long-term services and supports, especially in the area of quality care
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