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State Summary: Georgia, 2018 Senior Report
Georgia
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Georgia, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of hospice care use
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
Challenges
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • Low percentage of four- and five-star nursing home beds
  • High hip fracture hospitalization rate
Highlights
  • In the past year, health screenings decreased 6% from 74.4% to 69.9% of seniors receiving recommended screenings
  • In the past two years, smoking increased 33% from 8.1% to 10.8% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, food insecurity increased 13% from 16.0% to 18.1% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past three years, flu vaccination coverage increased 7% from 54.6% to 58.3% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, home health care workers increased 34% from 44.8 to 60.1 aides per 1,000 adults ages 75+
  • In the past five years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 27% from 68.4 to 50.2 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
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