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Study: Senior housing communities lead to lower level of hospitalization

Study: Senior housing communities lead to lower level of hospitalization

A new study looking at data over a 10 year period shows that older adults living in senior housing communities have fewer hospitalizations than those with different living arrangements.

Over time, older individuals who live in senior housing communities were found to be less likely to have high levels of hospitalization, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

“Our findings suggest that the positive effects from the various support services available in the senior housing environment accrue over time in helping vulnerable elders better manage their health conditions,” said Sojung Park, assistant professor at the Brown School and lead author of “The Role of Senior Housing in Hospitalizations Among Vulnerable Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Longitudinal Perspective,” published in the October issue of the journal The Gerontologist.

Read the full article here.

Studies like this one have continually shown the benefits older adults receive when they live in a senior living community. We experience this firsthand as our residents live life to the fullest through mental, physical, and emotional, and spiritual support. Learn more about the many living options Lutheran Senior Services provides, from income-based senior housing to senior living communities.

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