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State Summary: Massachusetts, 2019 Senior Report
Massachusetts
2019 Senior Report
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State Findings: Massachusetts, 2019, 2019 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High community support expenditures
  • High SNAP enrollment
  • High home health care worker rate
Challenges
  • High percentage of hospital deaths
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
Highlights
  • In the past two years, excessive drinking increased 24% from 7.0% to 8.7% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, community support increased 11% from $2,734 to $3,048 per adult ages 60+ in poverty
  • In the past six years, hospice care use increased 66% from 30.7% to 51.0% of Medicare decedents ages 65+
  • In the past four years, flu vaccination coverage decreased 13% from 66.1% to 57.5% of adults ages 65+
  • In the past three years, low-care nursing home residents decreased 5% from 11.0% to 10.5% of residents
  • In the past six years, depression increased 27% from 11.5% to 14.6% of adults ages 65+
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