Utilization of Home- and Community-Based Services by Vulnerable Older Adults

SSS senior research scientist Kristen Robinson is the first author of an article in the Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences that describes differences in the utilization of home- and community-based services (HCBS) among extremely vulnerable older adults who have informal caregivers and those who do not. Researchers found that while use of HCBS is not strongly associated with access to informal caregivers, extremely vulnerable seniors who live alone are three times more likely to use any HCBS compared to those who do not live alone. Other authors of the article include researchers from RTI International and New Editions Consulting.

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