Healthcare and Housing: Raising the Roof on Healthcare, Literally!

January 31, 2024
Brian Urban


In this episode of the Healthcare Rethink Podcast by FinThrive, host Brian Urban engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Jake Rothstein, the Founder & CEO of Upside, exploring innovative solutions in healthcare and housing.

Urban and Rothstein journey into Upside’s healthcare transformation through addressing housing needs. Rothstein shares his personal story and the inception of Upside, highlighting its impact on societal change and healthcare. The discussion covers the challenges of aging in place, the significance of housing in healthcare, and the innovative model of Upside that combines data strategy and a network of housing options to support diverse populations. The conversation also touches on the role of health plans in improving healthcare delivery through housing solutions.

Additional highlights include:

  • The challenges of aging in place and the concept of the five Ds: death, downsizing, divorce, disaster, and disability
  • The importance of closing the loop in healthcare housing, ensuring stability, and reporting back to health plans
  • The role of health plans in addressing housing needs and the impact of supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage

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