Report: R.I. ranks 3rd in N.E. for overall senior health

RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 8 in the country in overall senior health in America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2018. / COURTESY UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 8 in the country in overall senior health in America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2018. / COURTESY UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s overall environment for seniors has improved since last year, ranking high in percentage of high-quality nursing home beds, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program enrollment and able bodied population, but it mirrored a national uptick in percentage of elderly suicides, according to the America’s Health Rankings Senior Report released by the United Health…

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