For those of us in Massachusetts who expect our state to score high in every state-to-state competition, the recent US News & World Report ranking of the best states for aging is a disappointment. In a ranking that doesn't even take into account our winter weather, we rank 27th out of 50 states.
Factors in the ranking of the best states for aging
The ranking takes into account several factors, including the quality of nursing homes and medical care, life expectancy, and the cost of living. We score well on life expectancy (12th), Medicare quality (4th), percentage of seniors who are able-bodied (15th), and primary care (6th).Read More