AHA will monitor our long-term progress to achieving our shared vision through tracking outcome measures established by the AHA measurement subcommittee. This page enables users to view the metrics identified to monitor the efforts. Each domain area is below, including general measures. General measures are provided to understand the demographic landscape of New Hampshire.

General Measures

  • DEMOGRAPHICS

    Percentage of population age 65 years and over: Statewide

    NH Number National
    Overall 65+ 17.59% Overall 65+ 15.61%
    65-69 years 6.06% 65-69 years 5.17%
    70-74 years 4.50% 70-74 years 3.94%
    75-79 years 2.83% 75-79 years 2.68%
    80-84 years 1.96% 80-84 years 1.83%
    85 years and over 2.24% 85 years and over 1.99%

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2017)

     

    Percentage of population age 65 years and over: County

    NH Number National
    Belknap 21.54% Not Applicable
    Carroll 27.05%
    Cheshire 19.31%
    Coos 23.20%
    Grafton 20.05%
    Hillsborough 15.34%
    Merrimack 17.77%
    Rockingham 17.26%
    Strafford 14.63%
    Sullivan 21.01%

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2017)

     

    Percentage of adults aged 65 years and older: By sex

      NH Number National
    Male 8.05% 6.93%
    Female 9.54% 8.69%

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2017)

     

    Percentage of adults aged 60 years and older that are minorities

    NH Number National
    3.6% 24.5%

    Source: Administration for Community Living, Aging Integrated Database (2015)

     

    Percentage of adults aged 65 years and older that live alone

    NH Number National
    10.1% 10.4%

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2016)

     

    Percentage of adults aged 65 years and older that has a bachelor’s degree or higher

    NH Number National
    30.6% 25%

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2016)

     

    Percentage of adults who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)

    NH Number National
    3.9% 10%

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Gallop, Williams Institute UCLA School of Law (2016)

     

    Percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who are Veterans

    NH Number National
    19.9% 47.9%

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2016)

  • ECONOMICS

    Percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who live in households at or below 100% of the poverty threshold

    NH Number National
    6.1% 9.0%

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (2017)

  • WELLNESS AND PREVENTION

    Percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who reported that their health is very good or excellent

    NH Number National
    51.3% 41.2%

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2017)

  • CHRONIC DISEASE

    Percentage of Medicare enrollees aged 65 years and older with four or more chronic conditions

    NH Number National
    31.6% 37.8%

    Source: United States Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2017)

Fundamental needs are met

  • FOOD

    Percentage of adults aged 60 and older who faced the threat of hunger in the last 12 months

    NH Number National
    10.1% 15.8%

    Source: National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, the State of Senior Hunger in America (2017)

     

    Total number of meals served by Meals on Wheels Programs (including home-delivered and congregate)

    NH Number National
    1,824,694 207,047,759

    Source: Administration for Community Living, Aging Integrated Database (2016)

  • SAFETY

    Percentage of adults aged 65 and older who reported having a fall within the last 12 months

    NH Number National
    28.0% 28.7%

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2017)

     

    Number of fall-related hospital/emergency room visits for adults aged 65 and older

    NH Number National
    65 – 69 296.77 visits No Comparative
    70 – 74 360.99 visits
    75 – 79 504.18 visits
    80 – 84 757.18 visits
    85+ 1,130.50 visits

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Injury Prevention and Control (2009)

  • INFORMATION ABOUT SERVICES

    Percentage of adults aged 65 and older that have access to the Internet

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

     

    Percentage of adults aged 65 and older who have a working cell phone

    NH Number National
    89% 91%

    Source: National Member Opinion Survey, NH Findings, AARP (2012)

  • SHELTER/WARMTH

    Adults aged 65 and older in the past 12 months who were unable to pay mortgage, rent, or utility

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

     

    Adults aged 65 and older who are experiencing homelessness

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

  • TRANSPORTATION

    Adults aged 65 and older who are able to access transportation to destinations of their choice

    No statewide data available, however, community-level data is available through Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission

A broad range of living
arrangements are available

  • PLANNING AND ZONING

    Target planning and zoning regulations achieved: Statewide and Community

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

  • RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT LIVING AT HOME

    Communities or individuals serviced by organizations supporting “living at home”

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

  • CHOICE AND SATISFACTION

    Percentage of people aged 55 and older who rated their community as excellent or very good as a place for older people to live.

    NH Number National
    54.0% 61.0%

    Source: National Member Opinion Survey, NH Findings, AARP (2012)

     

    Adults aged 65 and older who are satisfied with their living arrangement

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

     

    Adults aged 65 and older who are planning for a different living arrangement

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

     

    Adults aged 65 and older who are concerned about their future living arrangement

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

  • AFFORDABLE

    There are no existing measures at this time

  • HOME MODIFICATIONS OPTIONS

    There are no existing measures at this time

Support provided to
caregivers and families

  • ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

    A guide to services for older adults exists

    NH National
    Yes N/A

    Source: NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adults Services (2018)

    *NH DHHS Division of Long-Term Supports and Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services produces a “Guide to Services” document. In addition, NH 211 and NHCarePath have searchable databases for serves.

     

    Awareness of services and supports

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

  • CAREGIVER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS

    Availability of informational guides on a variety of issues for NH Caregivers

    NH National
    Yes N/A

    Source: Provided by multiple organizations

     

    Number of community programs for NH Caregivers: Geographically Distributed

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

  • FLEXIBLE FUNDING TO MEET UNIQUE NEEDS OF CAREGIVERS

    An average amount of out of pocket spending on caregiving, as reported by adults 18 years and older.

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

  • MORE CONSISTENT PAY FOR FORMAL, PAID CAREGIVERS

    There are no existing measures at this time

  • RESPITE CARE

    Availability of respite care options

    NH Number National
    Yes N/A

    Source: NH Department of Health and Human Services, ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center Searchable Database

    Awareness of respite care options

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

Social and civic engagement options are plentiful

Quality physical and mental wellbeing supports are in place

  • ACCESS TO PREVENTATIVE CARE

    Percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who reported having a personal doctor or health care provider

    NH Number National
    96.0% 94.8%

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2017)

     

    Percentage of adults aged 65 years and older who reported not being able to see a doctor because of cost

    NH Number National
    10.3% 13.0%

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (2016)

  • ACCESS TO MEDICAL, MENTAL HEALTH, AND PALLIATIVE CARE

    Number of Medicare Managed Care Enrollees

    NH Number National
    27,796 18,478,199

    Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, (2017)

     

    Percentage of geriatricians required to meet an estimated need of the aging population

    NH Number National
    54.8% 65.7%

    Source: American Geriatrics Society (2017)

     

    Availability of quality paid direct care/paid caregivers

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

     

    Adults aged 65 years and older who did not take prescribed medications because of cost

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

     

    Unmet needs for support services

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

  • PLANNING FOR END OF LIFE CARE

    Adults aged 65 years and older that have a legal document that describes what care you would want or not want if you needed care and were not able to make those decisions for yourself? Some names for this are “advance directive”, “living will”, and “POLST” (Physician’s Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment)

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

Advocates for elder issues are effective

  • CULTURAL VIEW OF ELDERS IS POSITIVE/REALISTIC

    There are no existing measures at this time
  • LAWS ARE ELDER FRIENDLY

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time
  • AGING ISSUES ARE A COMMUNITY-WIDE PRIORITY

    Adults, 18 years and older, interested in how their community invests in well-being, signaling a broader expectation for well-being

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time

     

    NH DHHS Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services publishes a newsletter called “Aging Issues”

    NH National
    Yes N/A

    Source: NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (2018)

  • CULTURAL VIEW OF ELDERS IS POSITIVE/REALISTIC

    State Commission on Aging is in Place

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time as one has not been established

     

    Functioning advocacy infrastructure

    No reliable and/or valid indicator available at this time