Here are some highlights from the report:
- excessive alcohol consumption and rates of smoking have decreased in the 65+ age group
- the percentage of people overweight or obese has increased in this age group
- Alzheimer’s disease was the fifth leading cause of death among the older population in 2010
- The average cost of a private room in a nursing home was $83,585 per year in 2010
- In 2006, Medicaid paid for 43 percent of long-term care.
You can download the entire report here.