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State Summary: Nebraska, 2016 Senior Report
Nebraska
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Nebraska, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High volunteerism
  • High prescription drug coverage
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
Challenges
  • Low SNAP enrollment
  • Limited availability of home health care workers
  • Low percentage of diabetes management
Highlights
  • In the past year, SNAP reach decreased 21% from 54.4% to 42.8% of adults ages 65+ in poverty.
  • In the past year, nursing home quality decreased 7% from 48.3% to 44.8% of beds rated 4- or 5-stars.
  • In the past 3 years, food insecurity increased 99% from 7.7% to 15.3% of adults ages 60+.
  • In the past 3 years, very good or excellent health status increased 13% from 40.2% to 45.5% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 3 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 22% from 65.4 to 51.3 discharges per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
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