Loneliness and Isolation in Nursing Homes

Loneliness and Isolation in Nursing Homes

User Profile By Haley Burress   United States

Found In: Activities Articles Alzheimer's & Dementia

If a resident prefers to be alone, are they lonely? It can make us feel nervous when we don’t see residents at group activities. However, not all residents appear to want to create a social connection.

If a resident prefers to be alone, are they lonely? It can make us feel nervous when we don’t see residents at group activities. However, not all residents appear to want to create a social connection. Here’s what you need to know about how to find, and connect with, residents who are lonely or isolated.

In this article we cover:

  • The Damage of Loneliness
  • Recognizing Loneliness
  • Beating Loneliness
  • Activity Support for Isolated Residents


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Ms 12th Sep 2019 Activities Assistant
Dear Haley,
Thank you for this excellently written article! You've covered very well, what can be hidden issues, for eg., how introverts tend to respond and how extroverts can feel lonely because, even though they're interacting, they may be sad that family aren't visiting or that there isn't any family anymore. I also really appreciated the attention to those who cannot get out of their beds/room without full-support.
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