Well, we did it again! Colorado comes in at #9 on Forbes best states to grow old in.
"Colorado comes in second for best family caregiver support in the Caring.com survey and ties with Iowa for eighth place for overall quality of life/health care. But it also also ties with Wyoming (ranked one of the five worst states to grow old) when it comes to overall health care costs. Older adults in Colorado pay around $48,000 annually for assisted living and $55,000 for a home health aide."
This study, done by Caring.com, skipped the usual best places focus on what to do after you retire and it focused more on aging in general and the costs associated. This report also gathered info from the Long Term Services and Supports State Scorecard that takes a look at state long term services and support for the elderly, people that are diabled and caregivers. Some of the categories covered were:
- Assisted Living
- Nursing Homes
- Home Health Aides
- Well-being and Support for Family Caregivers
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