Texas in bottom ten for senior health care

According to the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, the state of Texas placed 41 in senior health, dropping one place from its 2013’s 40th place, Star Local Media reported on May 21.

United Healthcare Texas market medical director Dr. Marshall Dawer said the population of senior citizens in the state is expected to double in the next 25 years, making the improvement of senior care critical for the future. Texas’s strengths when it came to senior health care included a high number of home health care workers, common use of hospice care, and a low number of necessary tooth removals. However, the state needs to address the issue of the large population of impoverished elderly, increase the amount of decent beds in nursing homes, and reduce food availability issues.

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