British Parliament Addresses Loneliness Crisis While US Makes Small Improvements
CareMore, a medical service dedicated to improving overall wellness for patients, may have the answer to defeat loneliness. The organization has created a campaign called “Be in the Circle: Be Connected” to educate seniors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals on diminishing the feeling of loneliness in elderly patients. CareMore is committed to reducing total medical costs for patients while caring for not only the body, but also the mind and spirit.
While CareMore makes a huge difference in elevating their patients’ happiness, the service is only located in seven states. The American health system has not put an emphasis on addressing loneliness like the United Kingdom has despite known health issues that are a result of it.