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New Podcast Episode on Loneliness and Social Isolation in Long-Term Care

May 23, 2023

The US Surgeon General referred to the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation in the United States as a public health crisis with profound consequences, and emphasized the need to prioritize social connections. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps no community was more impacted by loneliness and isolation than people living in long-term care. This seclusion led to many emotional, physical, and psychosocial health consequences.

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Susan Wehry, a nationally recognized keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on depression, dementia, and healthy aging, about the impacts of severe isolation and extreme loneliness many residents have experienced, not just during the pandemic, but before and after. Dr. Wehry discusses the value of being heard and ways staff, family members, and friends can work to help combat loneliness in long-term care moving forward.

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