Prolonged social isolation can be as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day1
Did you know that social isolation is a significant hearing loss comorbidity? Social isolation is consistently associated with reduced well-being, health, quality of life and has negative psychological outcomes such as depression. It can even be life threatening. Recent research found that subjective feelings of loneliness can increase the risk of death anywhere from 26% to 45%. Social isolation is common in older adults living in senior communities – rates may be as high as 43%.1
This LeadingAge white paper, Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care: A Primer and Provider Selection Guide, will help you understand the benefits of social connectedness and the use of engagement technologies. In addition, the paper and supporting matrix will help providers plan for, elect and implement the technology solution that best fits their requirements.
- LeadingAge, “Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care: A Primer and Provider Selection Guide” 2018