social isolation

Sounding the Alarm About Loneliness

By |2023-08-18T11:55:00-05:00August 17th, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Loneliness and Health Risk Did you know that loneliness can pose a health risk as deadly as smoking? It’s a growing concern - one that recently was addressed by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.  “In recent years, about one-in-two adults in America reported experiencing loneliness,” Murthy says in an advisory. “And that was [...]

Social Isolation and Dementia

By |2023-03-01T14:04:56-05:00March 2nd, 2023|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , , , |

Social Isolation and Dementia Your mom lives alone and no longer drives. She rarely leaves the house and has lost connections with friends and activities that she used to love.  You worry about her spending too much time alone - and with good reason.  Risks of Dementia According to the National Institute on Aging, [...]

Ten Reasons Older People Need Pets

By |2022-08-22T10:27:49-05:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Community Education|Tags: , |

Ten Reasons Older People Need Pets Your dad passed away several months ago… leaving your mom alone in the home they shared for more than 50 years. Your friends suggest getting her a pet -  a furry friend that will keep her busy and reduce the risk of loneliness, but you worry a pet will [...]

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors

By |2022-07-06T12:07:11-05:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors Whether it’s playing a game of Scrabble with a grandchild or enjoying lunch with a best friend, there’s just something special about being around people you love. “Socialization is important at any age, but it’s critical for older adults - especially for those who live alone,” said Sierra Goetz, [...]

Ten Ways to Boost Your Senior’s Mental Health

By |2022-06-22T14:59:46-05:00May 12th, 2022|Categories: Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

Ten Ways to Boost Your Senior’s Mental Health The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone - especially older adults. According to an AARP Foundation report, two-thirds of adults reported experience social isolation and high levels of anxiety since the beginning of the  pandemic. And, unfortunately, there is no vaccine to prevent loneliness. [...]

HCAN and Social Isolation

By |2021-04-21T15:38:42-05:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , |

For years, home care operators have intuitively known that social isolation leads to poor health outcomes in seniors. COVID-19 has brought this reality to the forefront. Self-reported social isolation among seniors may be predictive of hospitalizations and ED visits as shared in this article. Home care services accomplish a number of outcomes. Helping seniors [...]

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