Taking on the Challenge: Alleviating Loneliness in Older Adults

May 19, 2017 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​In an interview published in STAT on May 8, 2017, one provider discusses how loneliness in older adults can lead to a decline in self-care practices and can affect physical health. Dr. Sachin Jain believes loneliness should be treated as a medical condition requiring interventions to solve. Jain is president of a prepaid healthcare system that insures and delivers care, which now offers a program called "Be in the Circle: Be Connected" aiming to reduce loneliness in older adults.

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