Social Isolation Among Older Adults in Long-Term Care: A Scoping Review

  title={Social Isolation Among Older Adults in Long-Term Care: A Scoping Review},
  author={Sheila A. Boamah and Rachel Weldrick and Tin-Suet Joan Lee and Nicole Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Aging and Health},
  pages={618 - 632}
Objectives: A wealth of literature has established risk factors for social isolation among older people; however, much of this research has focused on community-dwelling populations. Relatively little is known about how risk of social isolation is experienced among those living in long-term care (LTC) homes. We conducted a scoping review to identify possible risk factors for social isolation among older adults living in LTC homes. Methods: A systematic search of five online databases retrieved… 

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