Social contacts of lonely seniors and seniors living alone as a resource for organization of health and social care

I. N. Moroz, T. G. Svetlovich
2014 Učenye Zapiski Sankt-Peterburgskogo Gosudarstvennogo Medicinskogo Universiteta im. Akad. I.P. Pavlova  
Social contacts of 623 lonely and living alone 60-and- older seniors were studied. A considerable part of respondents indicated the existence of social contacts with relatives (71.9 %) and neighbors, friends, acquaintances (94.2 %). The majority of respondents preferred health and social care though only 69.5 % of respondents could rely on relatives (67.7 % of lonely seniors and 71.4 % living alone seniors).
doi:10.24884/1607-4181-2014-21-4-22-24 fatcat:tacdg2sdgne6llr62qevvothle