Sarmad Muhammad Soomar* and Roman Raees
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University, PakistanFulltext PDF
Loneliness is a commonly seen in individuals of all ages these days. Its growing ration in elderly is very huge as there are fewer opportunities of interaction and activities in daily routines. This makes them more prone to remain alone. Especially these cases come from nursing homes, even there is lot of people living together. Due to issues, life circumstances the increase in loneliness can also be witnessed. The paper shares a case study and overall encounter of an elderly resident at a community nursing home for elderly care. The paper will give you concept of what are the major connections where elderly are vulnerable to this very common problem. Theoretical concepts integrating to the client’s case will help to know the basic reasons and needs that make attachment and interaction with other people difficult. There are potential interventions shared which can make it possible to bring a change. Many of these relate to the case scenario, where these were actually implemented as well. However, it is a difficult concept and tasks for care takers but it is possible to be resolved with suggested directions and strategies.
Loneliness; Elderly; Nursing home; Care
Soomar SM, Raees R. Understanding and Intervening Loneliness in Elderly through a Case Study of a Nursing Home Resident. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1608.