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State Summary: South Carolina, 2016 Senior Report
South Carolina
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: South Carolina, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • High hospice care use
  • High percentage of diabetes management
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • Low percentage of dental visits
  • In the past year, low-care nursing home residents decreased 9% from 5.7% to 5.2% of residents.
  • In the past year, poverty decreased 9% from 10.2% to 9.3% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past 2 years, hip fractures decreased 20% from 8.3 to 6.6 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 19% from 61.2 to 49.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, hospice care use increased 64% from 35.6% to 58.3% of decedents ages 65+.
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