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The 2013 Senior Report Holds Interesting Data for Home Care in Leucadia
Each year, the United Health Foundation publishes a report that ranks the 50 states according to the health of their seniors. The study considers benchmarks such as diabetes, physical activity, smoking, access to health care, and other common factors. In addition to finding out how California ranks in general, it’s a good time for elderly individuals and their partners in home care in Leucadia to take stock of how their own health is doing.
Middle of the Road
Believe it or not, overall California ranks precisely in the middle of the pack: 25 out of 50 states. The highest rating goes to Minnesota, and the lowest to Mississippi. California seniors do better than most others in the areas of obesity and level of physical activity, but worse in consumption of alcohol and poor dietary habits. In addition, California seniors generally spend more time in hospital intensive care units than seniors in other states.
How is your elderly loved one doing? Statistics show that the average elderly Californian gets an appropriate amount of exercise and is not overweight, perhaps due to the help of committed home care in San Diego County. However, he might drink a little too much and might not eat what he should all the time. Seniors should take the 2013 Senior Report as a challenge to push our state up in the rankings next year!
Getting Healthier With Home Care in San Diego County
A great personal caregiver can make a huge difference in the way a senior eats, exercises, and handles ongoing health issues. Consistency in eating healthy meals, taking prescriptions on time, walking or doing other physical activities, and simply spending time in the company of someone else is extremely valuable to seniors’ continuing good health.