IFH Core Member Michael Gusmano featured in Rutgers Today:
"Investing in affordable housing that offers supportive social services to senior citizens on Medicare has the potential to reduce hospital admissions and the amount of time needing inpatient hospital care by better managing chronic health conditions, according to a Rutgers study. The study was recently published in the journal Health Affairs.
While prior research has shown that housing conditions affect health outcomes of the elderly, there is limited information about the effect support services – including physical and psychological assessments; counseling and advocacy; health education; wellness and physical activity and socialization programs – have on the well-being of seniors and the costly hospital services for Medicare beneficiaries"
Read more about Dr. Gusmano's work here