A new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis has found that living in a senior community can lead to lower levels of hospitalization for vulnerable seniors – including those with chronic health conditions.

Utilizing data from a decade-long study (2002-2012), the study concludes that the services offered by many senior communities, such as health education, encourage seniors to seek treatment sooner for pressing issues – leading to fewer trips to the hospital.

For more information about the study authored by Assistant Professor Dr. Sojung Park, visit the Washington University in St. Louis website here.