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Supporting Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness through Community Partnerships

By Emma Opthof, Center for Health Care Strategies As the older adult population in the U.S. continues to grow, so does the number of older adults experiencing homelessness. By 2030, the number of adults over 65 who are experiencing homelessness is expected to triple. This population has a complex array of health and social needs. Adults in their 50s and 60s experiencing homelessness, for example, have rates of cognitive and functional impairment, falls, frailty, chronic medical conditions, and premature death similar to or higher than 80-year-old housed adults. With this comes high medical
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November 2021