How Does Your State Rank for Senior Care?

By Ruby Cemental

Everyday there is a steady increase of people in our society that are either living with disabilities, or are part of the senior community. The care that they receive can sometimes be considerably lower than we expect, depending on what state they live in. Let's take a look at how the 50 states rank when it comes to senior care.

Senior Care Scorecard

In order to nudge the states into increasing their standard of care, a state scorecard is created to judge them all fairly. This score card ranks in the following areas:

  • Affordability and Access

  • Choice of Setting and Provider

  • Quality of Life and Quality of Care

  • Support for Family Caregivers and

  • Effective Transitions

Top-Ranking States

  • Washington: the area of Quality of Life and Quality of Care ranks in the second quartile.

  • Minnesota: the area of Effective Transitions ranks in the second quartile.

  • Vermont: the area of Quality of Life and Quality of Care ranks in the second quartile.

Bottom-Ranking States

  • Alabama: the area of Affordability and Access ranks in the third quartile.

  • Kentucky: the area of Support for Family Caregivers ranks in the third quartile.

  • Indiana: the areas of Quality of Life and Quality of Care, and Effective Transitions rank in the third quartile.

Finally, this scorecard shows where states have a fantastic standard of care and where they can make improvements. The purpose of creating the scorecard is to show the states what areas they can improve upon. With this scorecard in place, there is hope for increasing the standard of care for our senior population, and for the individuals with disabilities.

While some states may vary in their standards of senior care, Caring Senior Service is always devoted to providing quality senior care — regardless of the state. 

At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact your local Caring office today to learn more!

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