Less than half of all nursing home residents receive regular visits from anyone.
Studies show that people not receiving visitors die twice as quickly in the same period of time as those people who do get visitors.
Loneliness has been linked to the incident rate of Alzheimer's disease.
Lack of socialization can lead to over-use of psychoactive medications to manage people.
Suicide incident rates are highest for persons 65 years of age and older.
As a result, people are not dying from old age, but rather they are dying from a broken heart.
Volunteer visits save lives.
Mission: Community 360 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving frail institutionalized older adults living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Many of them suffer severe depression as they experience abandonment and loneliness. We recruit and train people to be "family" and advocates for them. We serve them regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, gender. or sexual orientation. (c) 2012 Community 360
|Causes||Community Disabled LGBT Seniors Women|