Senior health care crisis looms; report ranks states
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HEALTH OF AMERICANS 65 AND OLDER: HOW STATES STACK UP Rankings are based on 34 measures of senior health from government agencies and private research groups, ranging from physical activity levels and obesity to poverty and flu vaccinations:
New report ranks states from best to worst.
Significant health care challenges await the nation and its newest seniors — the rapidly aging Baby Boomer generation — who are living longer but with increasing rates of chronic diseases, a report says.
Senior Health Care Crisis Looms; Report Ranks States. By Michelle Healy, USA TODAY Analysis of key population indicators illustrates strengths, challenges for senior health on national and state levels