Health care and housing access in older homeless adults: Results from the HOPE HOME Study

Health care and housing access in older homeless adults: Results from the HOPE HOME Study

We will present research findings on access to health care, use of the Emergency Department, and housing outcomes in older homeless adults.  The presentation will present findings from the HOPE HOME Study, the only longitudinal study of older homeless adults.  We will explore, for older homeless adults 1) changes in access to care after Medicaid expansion; 2) reasons for use of the ED , with a focus towards examining potential ways that improved engagement could reduce ED use;  3) housing outcomes, with a focus on examining barriers to rehousing. The presentation will be relevant to clinicians, advocates, and program leaders

ORGANIZATION: National Health Care for the Homeless Council
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017