2.5 Understanding the Health, Housing; Social Inclusion of Formerly Homeless Older Adults

The number of homeless older adults is expected to increase with the aging of the baby boomers. This two-city study − Toronto and Calgary − used data from 237 survey interviews, 53 qualitative interviews, six focus groups and Personal Health Information from consenting participants to investigate the health and housing outcomes of formerly homeless older adults. Findings suggest that housing is a critical determinant of health and that health care utilization post housing is associated with improved health outcomes and more effective and cost-efficient use of health care services.

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Hulchanski, J. David
Campsie, Philippa
Chau, Shirley B.Y.
Hwang, Stephen H.
Paradis, Emily
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Canadian Observatory on Homelessness