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State Summary: Alaska, 2016 Senior Report
Alaska
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Alaska, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • Ready availability of home health care workers
  • High community support expenditures
Challenges
  • Low percentage of diabetes management
  • Low hospice care use
  • Low percentage of seniors with dedicated provider
Highlights
  • In the past year, nursing home quality increased 37% from 34.6% to 47.3% of beds rated 4- or 5-stars.
  • In the past year, hospital deaths decreased 13% from 27.0% to 23.5% of decedents ages 65+.
  • In the past 2 years, hospice care use increased 39% from 22.2% to 30.9% of decedents ages 65+.
  • In the past 3 years, food insecurity decreased 44% from 16.0% to 8.9% of adults ages 60+.
  • In the past 3 years, hip fractures decreased 27% from 7.3 to 5.3 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
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