2021, VOL. 7 ISSUE 1, PART B
A better understanding is needed of the prevalence of social isolation in older persons, its risk factors, the links between isolation and well-being, and its financial impacts for health care and social services. The following review endeavors to deepen the understanding of social isolation and loneliness and its risk factors, explore any connections that may exist between lonely or socially isolated seniors and increased demand or utilization of health and social services, and outline some of the policy implications of these findings.
The present study is made on to study the extent of loneliness among elderly living in rural and urban areas. The selected sample was 60 from Lucknow by adopting multistage sample technique the data collected through self-design questionnaire schedules.