Loneliness and social isolation, the complete or near-complete lack of contact between an individual and society, can be acutely troublesome for seniors. That is particularly true for those who are experiencing a serious or advanced illness, where symptoms and impaired mobility make the effort required to socialize with friends and family challenging.

The prevalence of isolation among seniors who live at home may be as high as 43%. While long-term living can serve to relieve isolation and loneliness with its level of care and social activities, as many as 60% of senior citizens who live in a nursing home environment do not receive outside visitors […] Continue Reading 

Source: McKnight’s Long-Term Care News