Homelessness And Aging Combine For Significant Health ChallengesNPR: Aging Homeless Face More Health Issues, Early Death
If aging is not for sissies, that's especially true if you're homeless. You can be on your feet for hours, forced to sleep in the frigid cold, or seriously ill with no place to go. But increasingly, the nation's homeless population is getting older. By some estimates, more than half of single homeless adults are 47 or older (Fessler, 3/13). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.