North Carolina ranked 32nd for senior health in a new report from United Health Foundation, an affiliate of UnitedHealthcare.
Nationwide, the report shows seniors are experiencing lower hospital readmission rates and preventable hospitalization rates compared to last year. The use of hospice care and the number of home health workers has increased.
The report, “America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities,” concluded that Vermont ranks first, the healthiest state for seniors, while Louisiana ranks 50th. Karen Garloch