Study reveals healthiest states for the 65+

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Older Americans are benefitting from improvements in clinical care, but many face significant financial barriers to better health, according to a new assessment of state and national health care.

 We are all relatively aware of how beautiful Colorado is but have you ever wondered about where senior living in Denver ranks compared to the rest of the country? A new report has been released, and Colorado made the top 5!

The report lists Minnesota, Utah, Hawaii, Colorado, New Hampshire and Massachusetts as the healthiest states for older people. Mississippi, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and West Virginia ranked lowest in fostering the health and well-being of older residents.

The rankings came from the United Health Foundation’s fifth annual “America’s Health Rankings Senior Report,” based in part on a survey of 1,997 people 50 and older, released in partnership with the Alliance for Aging Research. “California and South Dakota made the greatest strides to improve their health rankings over the past year,” a summary of the report says.

The study found some good trends since 2013, including a 30 percent decrease in hospital deaths among Medicare patients 65 and older and a 7 percent decrease in hospital readmissions among 65+ Medicare patients.

“We are encouraged by the improving quality of care current seniors are receiving, yet more needs to be done to help prepare current and future older adults to meet the costs of this care,” said Susan Peschin, CEO of the Alliance for Aging Research.

Top Healthiest States for Older People – AARP

 

 

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