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State Summary: Washington, 2016 Senior Report
Washington
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Washington, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Low hip fracture rate
Challenges
  • High prevalence of falls
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low prescription drug coverage
Highlights
  • In the past year, nursing home quality increased 14% from 47.4% to 53.8% of beds rated 4- or 5-stars.
  • In the past year, food insecurity decreased 12% from 13.5% to 11.9% of adults ages 60+.
  • In the past 2 years, low-care nursing home residents increased 31% from 6.4% to 8.4% of residents.
  • In the past 3 years, hospice care use increased 39% from 33.4% to 46.4% of decedents ages 65+.
  • In the past 3 years, very good or excellent health status increased 11% from 42.1% to 46.8% of adults ages 65+.
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