Report ranks states on long-term care quality; New York at No. 25

Nearly 70 percent of adults 65 and older

Nearly 70 percent of adults 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Credit: Kacso Sandor)

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Nearly 70 percent of adults 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The access to and the quality of the care may depend on where you live. A new scorecard that rates the states on services they provide to help older adults and their family caregivers puts New York in the middle of the pack, at No. 25.

New York did best in "support for family caregivers." It did worst in "effective transitions," or how well the state helps seniors shift from their homes to hospitals and to acute-care facilities.

Minnesota was the highest-ranked state; Kentucky and Alabama, the lowest. For the report, go to nwsdy.li/care-scorecard.

The report was commissioned by AARP, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation.

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