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Summary: District of Columbia, 2016 Senior Report
District of Columbia
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: District of Columbia, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of quality nursing home beds
  • High SNAP enrollment
Challenges
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High percentage of seniors in poverty
  • Low prescription drug coverage
Highlights
  • In the past year, food insecurity increased 34% from 15.2% to 20.3% of adults ages 60+.
  • In the past year, home health care increased 33% from 226.0 to 301.7 home health care workers per 1,000 adults ages 75+.
  • In the past year, falls increased 9% from 27.5% to 30.1% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 3 years, volunteerism increased 24% from 22.7% to 28.1% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 3 years, hospice care use increased 61% from 27.2% to 43.9% of decedents ages 65+.
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