Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Medical Subject Headings
Homeless Persons; Health Status; Aging; Aged; Population Dynamics
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Epidemiology | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Background: Health Care for the Homeless medically cares for and collects data about homeless patients.
Objectives: To study demographics, health care needs unique to the rapidly growing elderly female population.
Methods: De-identified surveys completed at 300 national clinics
Results: Increase in elderly females. Improved illness, cancer screen, but still below national averages.
Conclusion: Subset is susceptible to age, gender-related disease, mental health illness, lack of coping skills and poor resources.
Russo, Jennifer Aborn and Upshur, Carole C., "Health Care for the Homeless: An Aging Demographic 2006 to 2010" (2012). University of Massachusetts Medical School. Senior Scholars Program. Paper 128.