Recent research has been conducted
regarding loneliness among older Americans, revealing that as much as 25% of older adults have been impacted by social isolation and would define themselves as lonely. This number increases significantly among veterans.
According to a recent report by AARP,
loneliness accounts for an additional $6.7 billion in Medicare spending annually due to extra trips made to the emergency department and an increase in inpatient admissions.4
By treating and reducing loneliness, not only would we see a great decrease in the amount of annual Medicare spending, but we would
see a benefit in the overall health and well-being of our members.
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