Randy Beckett, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News

Randy Beckett

Randy Beckett, VP of geriatric services at Encounter Telehealth, is a board-certified adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner.

Most recent articles by Randy Beckett

Loneliness in long-term care: a ‘sad affair’

The Carpenters’ 1976 hit song “Superstar” got it right: loneliness is such a sad affair. This is especially true for many people living in long-term care facilities. We now know that loneliness is not just sad, however; it is, in fact, deadly.  Loneliness describes a person’s perceived amount of social interaction. We experience loneliness when…

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