Minnesota Receives Pacesetter Prize
October 09, 2017
The SCAN Foundation recently awarded the Minnesota Board on
Aging its Pacesetter Prize, which recognizes state efforts to improve long-term
services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities and their
family caregivers. Minnesota was chosen because of its exemplary history of
providing services and supports for people who are caregiving, including
personalized assessments, dementia-capable coaching, respite care support, and
consultations through the state’s Senior LinkAge Line®.
Foundation is an independent national public charity devoted to transforming
care for older adults in ways that preserve dignity and encourage independence.
Using data from
the AARP LTSS State Scorecard, the Pacesetter Prize is
awarded across four of the Scorecard dimensions:
Minnesota improved in three of the four measures and ranked No. 6 in the country in the Support
for Family Caregivers dimension.
Left to right: Gilbert Acevedo, assistant commissioner for the
Health Systems Bureau at the Minnesota Department of Health; Sherrie Pugh,
Carolyn Perron and Kari Benson from the Minnesota Board on Aging; Emily Piper,
DHS Commissioner; Bruce Chernof, SCAN Foundation; and Will Phillips, AARP