Combating increased impacts of isolation among older adults with sensory loss
Last updated 4/27/2021 at 2:15pm
A survey by Home Instead, Inc., shows that 83 percent of older adults live with at least one form of sensory loss. While those with sensory loss have always faced an increased risk of feeling isolated, the pandemic has further reduced their ability to fully connect with the world around them, leading to a diminished quality of life.
“Over the last year, we have grown increasingly more aware of the negative effects of social isolation,” said Lakelyn Hogan, Ph.D., gerontologist, and caregiver advocate at Home Instead, Inc. “Older adults living with limited or diminished sense...