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State Summary: Kentucky, 2019 Senior Report
Kentucky
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Kentucky, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of low-care nursing home residents
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High prevalence of seniors with a dedicated provider
Challenges
  • Low percentage of volunteerism
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
Highlights
  • In the past three years, excessive drinking increased 38% from 4.0% to 5.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past two years, four- or five-star rated nursing home beds increased 27% from 29.5% to 37.5% of certified nursing home beds
  • In the past six years, poverty decreased 13% from 11.9% to 10.3% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past four years, food insecurity increased 10% from 15.1% to 16.6% of adults ages 60+
  • In the past four years, hospice care use increased 11% from 41.0% to 45.6% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past two years, depression increased 25% from 14.9% to 18.6% of adults ages 65+
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