United States of America

Why Housing The Homeless In The Age Of Covid-19 Is Essential

This US opinion piece argues the case for housing homeless people in currently empty facilities, as a way of limiting the spread of the virus.. Homeless people tend to have higher rates of the kinds of chronic conditions that make severe illness with SARS-CoV2—and the need for greater medical resources—more likely.
2020

Residents in Skilled Nursing Facilities Face Growing Concerns Over Evictions

A disturbing trend is becoming increasingly evident across the US: The eviction of vulnerable nursing home residents from their facilities, often without notice, preparation, or a safe and appropriate place to go.
2020
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'We're not prepared': coronavirus could devastate homeless communities

Homeless organizations in California, which now has the highest numbers of reported Covid-19 infections along with New York and Washington state, say they lack the resources and government support to effectively stop the virus’ spread in encampments and shelters, and that the shortage of tests and beds could have devastating consequences.
2020

Affordable Housing Needs Projected to Grow for Seniors

The number of elderly people in the US with “worst case housing needs” – defined as renters with very low incomes who do not receive government housing assistance and pay more than one-half of their income for rent, live in severely inadequate conditions, or both – is increasing rapidly. Resources for housing and supporting our aging population are scarce in relation to the scope of the problem.
2020

Age-Forward Cities for 2030

A massive shift is taking place in the makeup of the world population, and societies are already struggling to cope. By 2030, more people worldwide will be over the age of 60 than under 10. Cities are ground zero for the demographic shift—eight in 10 US residents 65 and older already live in metropolitan areas.
2019

Preventing Homelessness: A Review of the International Evidence

This rapid review of the international evidence was designed to look for lessons in developing effective homelessness prevention from other countries. The review found three essentials for effective homelessness prevention. 1. Prevention must be part of an integrated homelessness strategy. 2.
2019

CCRC Lasell Village Helps Propel Age-Friendly University Movement

Lasell Village is a Boston-area continuing care retirement community (CCRC) that is on the leading edge of several senior housing trends, notably intergenerational living and university partnerships.
2019

The devastating biological consequences of homelessness

Understanding why living on the street seems to cause rapid aging could help homeless people — and governments. Researchers at UCSF are trying to understand the biological effects of homelessness in older people.
2019

The Next Gen of Renters: Mom and Dad

This article presents findings from a US in-depth research study on renter demographics and found that, as the 60+ cohort grew bigger and faster, it also helped push the national median age from 36.7 in 2007 to 38.1 in 2017—the highest it’s ever been.
2019

Age in Place: Home Improvements Room by Room guide

A resource for individuals/households considering aging in place (and what home modifications go along with this decision) vs moving to a different home or retirement community.
2019
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