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Loneliness and Social Isolation in Long Term Care During COVID

  • Loneliness and Social Isolation in Long Term Care During COVID

    Posted by paradox on November 21, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Many elders in nursing homes and long term care centers are suffering from increased loneliness and social isolation.  They are at risk for depression, confusion, and increased anxiety.  The toll of their isolation and loneliness is great.  Their unfulfilled need for human relationships  is growing.  Active relationships with family and friends has been prohibited in many facilities, and the absence of regular and meaningful interaction is so difficult for many elders.

    Family members and friends can help to address this isolation  by regular phone calls, letters, cards, IPAD zoom calls, and drive by visits if possible.

    Because social engagement is a predictor of a longer life, it is most important that we work to solve this isolation and loneliness of our elders so that we can care nobly for those who are the most frail, and alone.

    paradox replied 2 years, 2 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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