The Elderly Homeless: A Study Comparing Older and Younger Homeless Persons, with Three Case Histories
Kellogg, F. Russell, Horn, Ansell, Care Management Journals
The elderly homeless constitute a subpopulation that is growing. At any given time, approximately 2% of the nation's homeless are aged 65 and older. Increased homelessness among this group is largely the result of demographic changes (the "aging of America"), increased poverty, and declining availability of affordable housing. Elderly individuals become elderly homeless people through two distinct processes: some who have been chronically homeless age into the category of elderly, and some elderly persons lose their housing and become homeless.
Aged persons who are isolated, live alone, and lack economic stability and family or social supports are at great risk for becoming …
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Publication information: Article title: The Elderly Homeless: A Study Comparing Older and Younger Homeless Persons, with Three Case Histories. Contributors: Kellogg, F. Russell - Author, Horn, Ansell - Author. Journal title: Care Management Journals. Volume: 13. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 1, 2012. Page number: 238+. © Springer Publishing Company 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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