Study Finds Link Between Cumulative Loneliness and Mortality

Loneliness has been well-established not only as a public health concern, but also as a significant and common risk in senior care settin... Read More »

Addressing the Habits of Loneliness: How to Re-engage Lonely Residents with the Community

The pandemic highlighted the effects of loneliness on seniors and the overall prevalence of loneliness in senior care settings. Lonelines... Read More »

How Peer Support Helps Alleviate Loneliness in Senior Care Residents

Part 2 of a 2-part series on addressing the loneliness epidemic in senior care In part one of this article, we introduced you to several ... Read More »

Steps to Address Loneliness in Senior Care Residents

Part 1 of a 2-part series on addressing the loneliness epidemic in senior care The social distancing requirements of the Covid-19 pandemi... Read More »

Fighting COVID-19-Related Loneliness in Senior Care Communities During the Winter

While many facilities were previously able to facilitate outdoor activities and visits, cold weather has put a stop to those activities in many areas. Read More »

Fighting Senior Loneliness With Laughter

A certified Laughter Yoga Leader is bringing laughter yoga (virtually) to residents in senior care settings. Read More »

Treating Depression and Loneliness in SNFs and LTC Facilities

More than just feeling blue, these conditions can threaten the health of your residents. Read More »

Audio books fight loneliness

Pursuing personal interest helps residents fill their days with meaningful information and entertainment.  LTL blogger Kathleen Mears uses a variety of technological devices to stay engaged. Read More »

Loneliness may be a predictor of illness, decline or death in seniors

Loneliness is not just a case of being alone. Findings from a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) study show how loneliness can negatively impact the health of seniors. Read More »

Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom

Bill Thomas, MD, founder of the Eden Alternative, has familiarized the hallmarks of institutionalization—loneliness, helplessness, and Read More »