North River Home Care Blog

Patricia LaCroix Nihill

Director of Community Relations

Patricia began her career as an adoption social worker before making the change to geriatrics.

Once she transitioned to senior care, she worked as a Licensed Social Worker in skilled nursing facilities and created a dementia-specific program for an assisted living organization. She also worked as the Director of Operations for a home care agency.

Patricia enjoys raising her young children and being outside in her free time.


The Dangers of Senior Isolation and Loneliness

Long before social distancing entered the public domain, health care agencies championed the importance of social engagement in the senior population. Decades of studies have correlated the multiple ways senior social isolation and loneliness affect physical and emotional well-being.

This is why we’ve continued to post articles supporting the many ways you can socialize for your good health and the wellbeing of those around you.

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The Dangers of Senior Loneliness – and How to Help

With more than 325 million people residing in the U.S. alone, it is not easy to think that loneliness would be so common. However, more than 50% of older adults live alone, and more than a million of them are estimated to be chronically lonely. In fact, nearly half of older adults researched stated that their most common source of companionship is the television.

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