INTERACTIVE: Overall State-by-State Senior Health Rankings

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/21 2014 02:00PM

Updated 05/21 2014 02:05PM

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United Health Foundation released their senior health rankings report. 

A press release says nationwide seniors are showing gains in key health measures and taking more steps to improve their own health. Some gains for senior health include declines in physical inactivity, improvements in quality of nursing home care, reductions in avoidable hospitalizations, and increased preparation for end-of-life care. 

“United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior Report is a valuable tool for measuring and understanding the key challenges and opportunities facing Vermont’s senior population,” said Donald Stangler, M.D., medical director, UnitedHealthcare of New England. “With the senior population expected to double in size in the next 25 years, it is important that we develop effective programs and solutions that address seniors’ health needs in Vermont and nationwide.”

Click on a state to see how senior health ranked overall in the state. Map key: Light green = Top 10, Dark Green = 11-20, Light Blue = 21-30, Dark Blue 31-40, Purple = 41-50. 

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