Work closely with your clients, it may help them live longer
Baby Boomers are aging alone more than any generation in U.S. history, and the resulting loneliness is a looming public health threat. This loneliness undermines health and is linked to early mortality. Policy makers are concerned this will strain the federal budget and undermine Boomers’ health.
Researchers say loneliness takes a physical toll and is as closely linked to an early death as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day. Loneliness is even worse for longevity than being obese or physically inactive. The lack of social contacts among older adults costs Medicare $6.7 billion a year, mostly from spending on nursing facilities and hospitalization.
Seniors Living Alone, and Lonely, as They Age
Loneliness Shortens Life