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Texas Ranks High for In-Home Senior Care

Texas is one of the top states for the number of home health care workers available to residents 75 years or older, according to the recently-released Senior Report from the United Health Foundation’s 2019 America’s Health Rankings.

The report reveals that nationally there are 550,000 more home health care workers than last year – a 21 percent rate increase per 1,000 adults age 75 and older. Medicare decedents’ use of hospice care, which can be provided while living at home, has increased in all 50 states and 48 percent overall since 2013.

Texas is also recognized as a top state for hospice care use and for its low prevalence of smoking.

Overall, the 2019 Senior Report ranks Texas the 40th healthiest state for seniors.

30 Years of America’s Health Rankings
The America’s Health Rankings Annual Report is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. In its 30th year, the Annual Report analyzes a comprehensive set of behaviors, community and environmental conditions, policies, clinical care, and outcomes data to provide a holistic view of the health of the nation.

You can read more about each state’s highlights and challenges, as well as how they rank, by accessing the America’s Health Rankings Senior Report at

United Health Foundation Releases its 2018 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report

Texas ranks No. 37 among U.S. states, according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report, released today.

The state received high marks for its low drug death rate (No. 5), low amount of cancer deaths (No. 11) and a high percentage of high school graduates (No. 5). The prevalence of diabetes and physical inactivity are listed as challenges.

Hawaii ranks as the healthiest state in 2018, followed by Massachusetts (2), Connecticut (3), Vermont (4) and Utah (5).

To view the full report, visit

United Health Foundation releases its 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report

United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report provides the latest check-up on the health and wellbeing of the nation’s seniors. Using 34 measures of health, the report highlights successes and challenges the population faces on a national and state-by-state basis.

Texas ranked 41st this year. Utah ranks as the healthiest state for seniors, followed by Hawaii (2), New Hampshire (3), Minnesota (4) and Colorado (5).

To view the full report, visit