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Title: Aging & Disabilities in New Hamsphire


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AGING DISABILITIES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
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The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the
University of New Hampshire released its annual
Disability Types and Statistics for Those Over
the Age of 65
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The numbers include
Hearing Disabilities 48.5
Vision Disabilities 16.9
Cognition 22.6
Ambulatory Concerns 59.2
Unable to Provide Self-Care 18.5
Inability to Live Independently 35.8
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But how well is its senior care?
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Snapshot of Senior Care
In a U.S. Today report in August, 2013, New
Hampshire was ranked number three in its quality
of health care for seniors and the elderly
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34 measures of senior health were used to define
the healthcare statistics
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Among them were physical activity, poverty, drug
coverage, hospital re-admissions and flu
vaccinations
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From a national perspective
1 in 8 Americans (13 or 40.3 million) are 65 or
older
By 2030, projections are for this segment of the
population to grow to 19.3 or 72 million
By then, the collective baby boomer generation
will have reached the age of 65
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The Bureau of Census states that by 2050, seniors
will make up 25 of the population
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Further, those 85 and older are projected to
increase from 5.8 million in 2010 to 8.7 million
in 2030
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Higher Ranking States
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Those states that scored well reflect a number of
factors, including a large number of seniors who
report being in very good or excellent health,
high rates of creditable drug coverage, easier
access to home health care workers and a low
rate of seniors at risk of going hungry
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Those states in the top three also have lower
hospitalization rates for fractures
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By contrast, the lower ranking states
(Mississippi ranked lowest), a high percentage of
seniors live in poverty and are at risk of going
hungry
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Premature deaths are high and a troubling low
percentage of seniors say they are in GOOD HEALTH
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These seniors are less likely to see a dentist
or ENT
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Other Tax Factors and Benefits for Seniors in New
Hampshire
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New Hampshire is one of just 9 states that has
no income taxes, though federal taxes may still
apply
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Social Security benefits are not taxed by New
Hampshire but again, federal taxes may still apply
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Retirement income is not taxed at the state level
and there is also a 1,200 exemption residents 65
or older for taxable dividends and interest
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There are no inheritance taxes or estate taxes
at the state level
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New Hampshire also offers a number of programs
designed exclusively for its aging population,
including a seamless state agency group that
focuses on getting seniors the best options for
their needs
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The Office of Medicaid Business and Policy
(OMBP)
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The Office of Medicaid Business and Policy (OMBP)
oversees the New Hampshire Medical Assistance
program (Medicaid), along with other health
planning, reporting, data and research
OMBP is responsible for the administration of the
Medical Assistance Program, called New Hampshire
Medicaid, for low-income NH adults and children,
including persons with mental illness,
developmental disabilities, and those residing in
long term care facilities
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OMBP's development and facilitation of program
policy and financial management for Medicaid
services assists other DHHS program areas
Manages specialized Medicaid programs for
children, seniors, the blind or disabled,
including persons with mental illness,
developmental disabilities, and those residing in
long term care facilities
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LEARN MORE ABOUT AGING AND DISABILITIES IN NEW
HAMPSHIRE
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