Reducing Social Isolation Through Senior Living Communities
August 20th 2022
Social isolation is one of the most overlooked conditions, threatening 1 in 4 senior adults. Our communities strive to reduce social isolation among every one of our residents.
Did you know that social isolation can impact health care utilization, overall well-being, and cognitive functioning? Social isolation has been linked to increased hospitalization, a higher rate of nursing home stays, increased anxiety and depression, and poor outcomes for cognitive health.
Helping our residents live Gracefully is the foundation of each of our senior living communities across the country. This includes preventing social isolation and all the risks that come with it.
How do we support our communities across the country in preventing social isolation?
Senior Living Communities promote social engagement through life enrichment programs and have been found to help with social, physical, and intellectual wellness in senior adults. Our communities across the country offer vibrant activities and experiences that give our residents structured socialization and holistically benefit their health. The Graceful Giving and Community Ambassador programs both empower residents to engage with one another and their community in meaningful ways, providing a sense of purpose. We work to ensure our residents feel like they are at home in their community and stay connected to the community-at-large. We have discussed why senior living is essential and how Grace Management works to provide the best in all aspects of retirement – including preventing social isolation and its effects among our residents.
We believe that senior living communities play an essential role in reducing social isolation among senior adults. Because of this, Grace Management, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring that all aspects of retirement are tailored to the individual and we are currently participating in academic research to learn from our residents what strategies and programs are most meaningful to them and have the largest impact in the prevention of social isolation.
Interested in learning more about how our communities help prevent social isolation among senior adults? Find a community near you and give them a call today!
It’s not like home. It is home. ™
To learn more about social isolation in senior adults, visit www.whereyoulivematters.org – a resource hosted by ASHA – the American Senior Housing Association.