May 30, 2014

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1 Report Ranks 50 States for Senior Health

The United Health Foundation has released an "America's Health Rankings Senior Report" rating the 50 states on their effectiveness in maintaining senior citizens' good health. Among the factors used in grading the states were home health care, hospice care, prescription drug coverage, number of geriatricians per senior population, nursing home quality, volunteerism, elderly poverty levels and food insecurity. By their reckoning, the ten healthiest states for seniors are Minnesota, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Delaware and Wisconsin. Nationally, seniors are enjoying an increase in physical activity and the number of precticing geriatricians compared to 2013, but also reporting greater difficulty in accessing affordable healthy food options.

More at Care2.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Seniors Should See Doctor After Falling

Tags: Healthiest States for Seniors, Senior Health, United Health Foundation, America's Health Rankings Senior Report

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