Long-Term Care

Report finds seniors improving in key areas of health

MDS 3.0 Insider, May 23, 2014

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The health of American seniors is improving, and so is the quality of care in U.S. nursing homes, according to findings from the United Health Foundation.
 
Its second annual America Health Rankings Senior Report found that elderly individuals were more active than the year before, while the percentage of nursing homes with four or five stars (the highest possible) in the federal government's ranking system grew from 42% to 46.8%. Preventable hospital admissions fell from 66.6 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries to 64.9 over the last year.
 
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