In addition to the fact that our homeless population is aging (
In 1990, 11%
of single homeless adults
were 50 or older; in 2016, it is 50%), a
ccording to researchers at UC San Francisco, homeless people in their fifties have more geriatric conditions than those living in homes who are decades older. "They had a harder time using transportation, taking their medications, managing money, applying for benefits, arranging a job interview and finding a lawyer. They had higher rates of cognitive and visual impairment and urinary incontinence. And they were more likely to fall and to be depressed."
This is what we are seeing day in and day out at Gubbio. A majority of our guests are struggling with daily activities.
This picture perfectly sums up what
some of our guests are trying to manage while living on the streets.
e are now calling the ambulance
almost daily for suffering and sick guests.