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Isolation & Seniors during COVID-19

The pandemic has been difficult and stressful for us all, but add isolation and confusion to the already vulnerable senior population, the combination can be volatile. Inflicting fear and anxiety in anyone, seniors have higher risk factors and the global impact forces strict social distancing on everyone, especially at senior living communities. The social isolation, although beneficial from a health standpoint, has now affected the senior community with a major psychological impact. Risk factors for social isolation include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress-induced illness, suicidal ideation and substance abuse.