Where You Live May Impact Your Health

Did you know that the state you live in could affect your health as you age?

According to the United Health Foundation, the number of senior Americans will increase by more than 50 percent between 2015 and 2030. Although Americans are living longer, many are sickly as they age and often are diagnosed with chronic health issues that could have been prevented, such as diabetes and heart disease.

The foundation recently reported results from a study on America’s senior health rankings. In addition to evaluating the health of older individuals, the foundation developed a list of the healthiest states for seniors, based on the availability of community health services, rates of significant medical concerns, prescription drug coverage options, and access to food and health care.

Learn more about the foundation’s report and the healthiest states for older Americans in an article published by BenefitsPro, “Five healthiest states for seniors.”