07.23.2019

CareMore Health: Addressing loneliness leads to lower rates of ED, hospital use

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CareMore Health is trying to combat the loneliness epidemic in seniors through a holistic program that views loneliness as a treatable condition.

Formally trained connectors handle the initial outreach, but in many cases ongoing communication falls to a staff member who volunteers to participate in the program.

Early results include significant decreases in ED use and hospital admissions for seniors in the program, compared with a peer group.