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State Summary: Alaska, 2018 Senior Report
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Alaska, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
  • Low percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • High SNAP enrollment
  • High home health care worker rate
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High prevalence of falls
  • Low percentage of diabetes management
  • In the past four years, dental visits increased 7% from 62.4% to 67.0% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, food insecurity increased 39% from 9.7% to 13.5% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past year, falls increased 14% from 32.9% to 37.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, home health care workers decreased 9% from 290.0 to 264.2 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
  • In the past year, four- or five-star rated nursing home beds increased 48% from 43.9% to 64.8% of certified nursing home beds
  • In the past four years, suicide decreased 38% from 22.8 to 14.1 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
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