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State Summary: Connecticut, 2019 Senior Report
Connecticut
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Connecticut, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of able-bodied seniors
  • High SNAP enrollment
  • Low early death rate
Challenges
  • Low percentage of home-delivered meals
  • High percentage of hospital deaths
  • High percentage of low-care nursing home residents
Highlights
  • In the past year, obesity increased 6% from 24.9% to 26.4% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past year, arthritis management increased 7% from 52.8% to 56.4% of adults ages 65+ with arthritis
  • In the past two years, food insecurity decreased 21% from 15.4% to 12.2% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past six years, hospice care use increased 70% from 29.4% to 49.9% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past two years, four- or five-star rated nursing home beds increased 15% from 48.9% to 56.1% of certified nursing home beds
  • In the past six years, high health status increased 12% from 41.4% to 46.2% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: ct.gov/dph
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