A Change of Focus: Alleviating Loneliness Becomes a Major Concern

January 28, 2021

Argentum
By Sara Wildberger

Everyone knew it was a problem that could get bigger. Reports and education covered it, many discussed it, and nearly everyone in senior living made it part of their mission to address it. But when the pandemic hit, another epidemic was revealed: Loneliness and social isolation.

A survey from industry provider iN2L showed that during the pandemic, there was an alarming 230 percent leap in the number of residents who reported they felt “always” lonely.

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