15 May 2019

Loneliness a major reason for elderly going into rest homes

From The Panel, 4:19 pm on 15 May 2019

New research has found that negative social factors were often more compelling reasons for elderly to enter care than than physical health issues. People who said they were lonely were almost 20 per cent more likely to go into a rest home, even when physically well. The University of Otago's Hamish Jamieson talks to The Panel about his findings.