• Comprehensive analysis of senior health reveals strengths, challenges in Hawaii and nationally
• Nationwide, seniors showed encouraging gains in key health measures
• Maintaining momentum on health improvement is key as senior population doubles in size in the next 25 years
HONOLULU (May 21, 2014) – Hawaii ranked No. 2 for senior health this year, according to the second edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report.
Nationwide, seniors are showing encouraging gains in key health measures and taking more steps to improve their own health. Notable gains for senior health include declines in physical inactivity, improvements in quality of nursing home care, reductions in avoidable hospitalizations, and increased preparation for end-of-life care.