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State Summary: Connecticut, 2016 Senior Report
Connecticut
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Connecticut, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of dental visits
  • Low geriatrician shortfall
  • High percentage of able-bodied seniors
Challenges
  • High percentage of hospital deaths
  • High prevalence of activity-limiting joint pain
  • Limited availability of home-delivered meals
Highlights
  • In the past year, nursing home quality increased 11% from 46.2% to 51.2% of beds rated 4- or 5-stars.
  • In the past year, preventable hospitalizations decreased 12% from 56.7 to 50.1 discharges per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past year, low-care nursing home residents decreased 11% from 15.1% to 13.5% of residents.
  • In the past 2 years, poverty increased 16% from 6.7% to 7.8% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 3 years, hospital deaths decreased 24% from 32.2% to 24.6% of decedents ages 65+.
WEBSITE: ct.gov/dph
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