Seniors’ loneliness increased in face of social distancing, U.K. study finds
Nov 18, 2022
A host of factors made certain seniors more susceptible to loneliness when pandemic social restrictions were introduced, but tech-facilitated contact helped, investigators say.
Spirituality predicted improved resident wellbeing during pandemic isolation: study
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 28, 2022
Strong spirituality may have protected residents of extended care facilities from psychological strain when facing social restrictions during the pandemic, investigators report.
Social isolation linked to dementia risk, lower brain volume
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 09, 2022
Social isolation is tied to a 26% increased risk of dementia and loss of brain volume in areas linked to cognition, a long-term study finds.
The new strategy for resident health and happiness
Charles de Vilmorin
May 11, 2022
The research is clear: successful aging is much more about lifestyle and environment than DNA and where you choose to live matters enormously. Providers have an opportunity to help residents make the most...
Residents without family contact were more likely to die during early pandemic: study
Dec 21, 2021
Nursing home residents who had no contact with family or friends during the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to die than counterparts who had regular contact with loved ones, according to a new study...
Pandemic isolation has led to more falls among seniors, online survey finds
Sep 21, 2021
For some seniors, pandemic isolation has created a perfect storm of physical inactivity and deconditioning that has resulted in increased falls risk and greater fear of falling, researchers say.
Socially isolated seniors at greater risk of disability, death: study
Sep 09, 2021
Socially isolated older adults who enter intensive care units are more likely to die after discharge compared with those who are more connected to family and friends, a Yale University study has found....
Surveyed seniors suggest ageism played part in pandemic mitigation strategies
Aug 18, 2021
A large survey from Ireland sheds light not only on the challenges posed for older adults by the pandemic, but on their hopes, determination — and one of their biggest pet peeves. (Hint: it’s a...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 11
Aug 11, 2021
Proposed bill ‘great first step’ toward addressing long-term care workforce challenges … CMS offers new Section K assessment and coding training for SNF providers … ‘POLST is more than a code...
Meds won’t ease seniors’ loneliness, but ‘social prescribing’ can help, geriatricians say
Jul 28, 2021
Some lonely seniors are prescribed psychotropic drugs at double the rate of their non-lonely peers, a new study finds. But these medications may not alleviate their problems, the researchers say.