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Connecting with Socially Isolated Seniors
Author: Patricia Osage
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 21 May 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.81
Nothing causes seniors to experience a greater decline in health and emotional well-being than social isolation. Producing more than just feelings of loneliness and hopelessness, social isolation makes seniors less safe, puts them at greater risk for financial, emotional, or physical abuse, and may contribute to rapid deterioration. This book offers service providers valuable tools for combating these negative outcomes. Written in concise, easy-to-understand language, this resource will help you identify seniors in the community and in residential care whose health and well-being are in jeopardy. Learn to recognise the symptoms of social isolation and find concrete suggestions for reaching out to those living in your community -- but not thriving in it. Based on decades of experience with individuals living in senior housing, the book focuses on ways to address 10 factors that lead to social isolation, including:* Physical health problems and disabilities * Behavioural and cognitive health issues * Gender disparities * Loss of partner, friends, and pets * Minority sexual orientation * Language barriers Validated by research, Connecting with Social...
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