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SSI Recipients by State and County, 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2013/ssi_sc13.pdf

Provides information on the number of recipients of the Supplemental Security Income  program by state and county, their eligibility category, age, and the amount they receive in benefits.  From the Social Security Administration

 

2014 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2014/tr2014.pdf

Predicts that the assets of the trust funds will be exhausted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77% of benefits still payable at that time.  Also predicts that the annual cost of the program will begin to exceed the annual income in 2020.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Age Differences in Visits to Office-Based Physicians by Patients with Diabetes: United States, 2010

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db161.pdf

Health care visits to physicians’ offices by persons with diabetes increased by 20% from 2005 to 2010.  This report covers the types of persons who sought treatment, the conditions from which they suffered, and the outcomes of the visits, especially with regard to medications prescribed.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2013/oasdi_sc13.pdf

Provides statistics on the Social Security population at the local level, including the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Rural Residents Who are Hospitalized in Rural and Urban Hospitals: United States, 2010

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db159.pdf

Rural areas are medically underserved and rural hospitals are usually small with a low volume of services.  This study compares characteristics of rural residents who use rural hospitals (60%) with those who travel to urban hospitals (40%) for medical care. Finds that those who used rural hospitals were older and more likely to be on Medicare. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

65+ in the United States: 2010

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p23-212.pdf

Statistics on the size and growth, socio-economic characteristics, geographic distribution, labor force participation, and longevity and health of the elderly population.  From the Census Bureau

 

Prevalence of Incontinence Among Older Americans

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_036.pdf

Presents national estimates of incontinence among persons 65 and over by sociodemographic characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Medicaid: Financial Characteristics of Approved Applicants and Methods Used to Reduce Assets to Qualify for Nursing Home Coverage

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/663417.pdf

Medicaid paid for nearly one-third of the nation’s $158 billion in nursing home expenditures in 2012.  This report examines financial characteristics of applicants approved for Medicaid nursing home coverage in selected states, methods used to reduce countable assets to qualify for Medicaid, and information considered the most useful in assessing applicants’ financial eligibility.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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