Texas Has Worst Home Health-Care in the Country, Report Says
The health-care rankings are in, and things don’t look good for one of the biggest states in the nation.
In a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that rates states on their delivery of health services, Texas ranks last in general and for home health-care in particular, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Texas’ worst mark came in the home health care setting, where it was rated very weak for care provided to elderly and disabled who live at home. Among clinical areas, it was rated very weak for diabetes care.
Texas fared best – average – in the mortality rates and potentially avoidable complications of privately insured people.
It ranked below average in those areas for people without insurance and those covered by Medicaid or Medicare.
Rounding out the bottom five in the overall health-care rankings are New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and West Virginia. The top five are Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maine, Massachusetts and Iowa.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.