As of 2020, Washington was the top state overall when it comes to quality of life for older adults ages 65 and older. Rankings were presented as a percent change from 2011 through 2020, and specific numbers were not provided. The factors considered for life improvement include: Overall: the ranking is based on a 306-possible point rating scale in four broad categories: physical health, mental health, finances, and social factor, 2011 through 2020 Physical health: change in overall death rates for Alzheimer's disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and heart disease, 2011 . . .
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