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State Summary: Delaware, 2016 Senior Report
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Delaware, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
  • High percentage of health screenings
  • High percentage of able-bodied seniors
  • High hospice care use
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • In the past year, home health care increased 32% from 63.3 to 83.5 home health care workers per 1,000 adults ages 75+.
  • In the past year, smoking increased 25% from 8.4% to 10.5% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past year, nursing home quality decreased 19% from 57.6% to 46.6% of beds rated 4- or 5-stars.
  • In the past 2 years, food insecurity increased 25% from 10.1% to 12.6% of adults ages 60+.
  • In the past 3 years, hospital deaths decreased 39% from 29.1% to 17.8% of decedents ages 65+.
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