The effects of loneliness & isolation on elderly people

The Effects of Loneliness and Isolation on the elderly

Michaelé Seniors' Health

The current drive to help older people live at home for longer may be creating higher levels of isolation and loneliness for them. While the move to help our seniors remain in familiar surroundings for as long as possible is generally made with the best intentions, the focus on meeting their physical care rather than their full range of social and health needs can lead to negative side effects.