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State Summary: Louisiana, 2017 Senior Report
Louisiana
2017 Senior Report
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State Findings: Louisiana, 2017, 2017 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of hospice care use
  • High percentage of home-delivered meals
  • High prevalence of pain management
Challenges
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of seniors in poverty
  • High prevalence of smoking
Highlights
  • In the past two years, health screenings increased 30% from 55.8% to 72.7% of seniors receiving recommended screenings
  • In the past two years, volunteerism increased 7% from 16.2% to 17.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, low-care nursing home residents decreased 38% from 22.8% to 14.2% of residents
  • Since 2013, flu vaccination coverage decreased 16% from 70.2% to 59.1% of adults ages 65+
  • Since 2013, obesity increased 17% from 28.7% to 33.6% of adults ages 65+
  • Since 2013, hospice care use increased 49% from 37.3% to 55.4% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
WEBSITE: ldh.la.gov
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