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State Summary: Rhode Island, 2020 Senior Health
Rhode Island
2020 Senior Report
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State Findings: Rhode Island, 2020, 2020 Senior Health
Strengths
  • High prevalence of cancer screenings
  • Low prevalence of falls
  • High number of geriatricians per capita
Challenges
  • High percentage of seniors living in poverty
  • High risk of social isolation
  • High percentage of hospital readmissions
Highlights
  • Low-care nursing home residents decreased 42% since 2013 from 18.0% to 10.5% of residents
  • Flu vaccination coverage decreased 21% in the past year from 64.3% to 51.1% of adults ages 65+
  • Poverty increased 24% in the past year from 9.0% to 11.2% of adults ages 65+
  • Four- or five-star rated nursing home beds increased 47% in the past four years from 44.8% to 65.8% of certified nursing home beds
  • High health status increased 26% since 2013 from 36.9% to 46.4% of adults ages 65+
  • Obesity increased 20% since 2013 from 22.2% to 26.6% of adults ages 65+
WEBSITE: health.ri.gov
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