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Loneliness and Social Isolation in Home Care

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Home care recipients may be at increased risk of loneliness and social isolation. Loneliness and social isolation are associated with poor physical and mental health, with research even suggesting that they increase the risk of premature death to the same extent as obesity, smoking and inactivity.

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Home care recipients, many of whom are older adults or living with disabilities, may be at increased risk of loneliness and social isolation. Loneliness and social isolation are associated with poor physical and mental health, with research even suggesting that they increase the risk of premature death, even to the same extent as obesity, smoking and physical inactivity. Therefore, ensuring that your clients feel adequately supported and connected is essential to optimising their health, wellbeing and overall quality of life.

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Amir
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Very informative
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Kate Kilpatrick
13 Jul 2021
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Katie Symonds
29 Sep 2021
It was a great quick learning resource; differentiating loneliness and social isolation
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Gaynor Challingsworth
10 Jul 2021
The resource is good and gives good general information about the impacts of loneliness and isolation, and what can help support workers to help their clients.
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Eman Alaseel
13 Oct 2021
It was helpful to gain more experience and knowledge
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Israr Abdur-rahman
10 Jul 2021
brilliantly written and structured
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Karen OBrien
27 Jan 2022
I think it was a resource that did not take long to read but it was very informative.
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Shane Litsch
06 Oct 2021
Relevant for the COVID19 hellscape we all co-exist in.
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Maxine Lamb
14 Jul 2021
Interesting article.
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Natasha Amuimuia
20 Aug 2021
Straight to the point.
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