Loneliness Worsens Seniors’ Health, But Not All Can Access Telehealth Solutions

By Bridget Early / May 11, 2022 at 1:43 PM
BOSTON -- More than one in 10 older adults with multiple chronic conditions have reported feelings of isolation since the beginning of the pandemic, which exacerbates both mental and physical health issues for seniors, but while telehealth advocates say online social activities and telemedicine visits could be a solution to social isolation, not every senior has access to telehealth resources. A May 4 brief from the Commonwealth Fund says that older adults with high health care needs -- specifically, those...

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