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Breaking the loneliness cycle in aged care

Residential aged care facilities should be well placed to tackle issues of loneliness and isolation due to communal living, availability of caregivers to support health needs, unrestricted timeframes for visitors and leisure, recreation and lifestyle programs, according to the Australian Ageing Agenda.

However, research in 2012 found that older people in residential care report feeling more lonely than those living in the community.

The solution to tackling loneliness for those living in residential facilities must not rely upon maintaining diminishing family connections once present in former lives, the Australian Ageing Agenda report stated.

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One Response to Breaking the loneliness cycle in aged care

  1. ~ C says:

    My wife worked in one and has vowed she will never, never be consigned to one, ever. I have promised never to even think about it.

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