Utah is the best state in which to grow old, according to a new Caring.com report. The study ranked all 50 states in 13 financial, healthcare and quality-of-life categories focused on senior care. Iowa, South Carolina, Washington, Nebraska, Arizona and California follow the Beehive State at the top of the list.
Utah earned the No. 1 designation with solid scores across the board. It’s the only state to crack the top 15 in quality of life/healthcare (No. 7) and cost (No. 14). Many states exhibit an inverse relationship between quality and price. For example, Washington is tops for quality but No. 38 for cost. And while Alabama has the cheapest elder care, it lags in quality (No. 44).
The analysis found the worst states in whichto grow old are Wyoming, North Dakota, New York, Indiana and West Virginia. New York is a notable example of a state that fares poorly in both quality (No. 34) and cost (tied for No. 46).