Where to retire and get best care? Not Florida or Arizona: AARP

Where to retire and get best care? Not Florida or Arizona: AARP

Retirees who move to Florida and Arizona – popular retirement destinations – may not be getting the quality of life they expect, according to a study that ranked U.S. states by their long-term care services.

Florida, a retiree mecca with the nation’s highest proportion of residents 65 or older, ranked 43rd, while Arizona, another top choice for retirees, came in at 21st in rankings by the AARP Public Policy Institute released this week.

Minnesota, Washington state and Oregon led the nation. On the other end of the scale, the Southern states of Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi scored worst.

The rankings evaluated how well states help people who need assistance with routine activities of daily life such as bathing and eating because of a physical or cognitive long-term health condition.

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