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State Summary: Louisiana, 2018 Senior Report
Louisiana
2018 Senior Report
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State Findings: Louisiana, 2018, 2018 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High home health care worker rate
  • High percentage of hospice care use
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
Challenges
  • High prevalence of food insecurity
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
Highlights
  • In the past year, four- or five-star rated nursing home beds increased 17% from 27.0% to 31.6% of certified nursing home beds
  • In the past four years, high health status increased 19% from 30.4% to 36.1% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, suicide increased 22% from 15.0 to 18.3 deaths per 100,000 adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 29% from 92.1 to 65.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
  • In the past five years, poverty increased 7% from 12.2% to 13.0% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past five years, obesity increased 23% from 28.7% to 35.3% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: ldh.la.gov
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