Where Your Worries Can Retire

1930 Bedford Ave

Brooklyn, New York

(718) 682-7843

Call us for a tour

Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

We are open

Where Your Worries Can Retire

original 1
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Share this Image On Your Site

The Real Cost Of The Loneliness Epidemic


Chronic loneliness can shorten lifespan by as much as 20 years


Americans Are Increasingly Lonely

  • In 2019, 61% felt lonely some or all of the time — Up from 54% in 2018
    • Most say that no one around them
      • Shares their interests: 61%
      • Knows them well: 58%
      • Respects their abilities: 34%
    • Everyone feels lonely at times, but younger generations feel it more
      • 2019 Loneliness Score By Generation*
        • Gen Z: 49.9
        • Millennials: 47.7
        • Gen X: 47
        • Boomers: 43.2
        • Silents: 39.9
      • In the U.S., 18% of suicide deaths are seniors — the highest suicide rate of any age group
    • Why So Lonely?

77% of Americans say they lack a social support system

  • Everyone needs someone to turn to for
    • Dependable help
    • Trustworthy advice
    • Shared activities
  • Lack of these social supports heightens the risk for extreme loneliness


Those with chronic mental & physical health conditions are at greater risk for extreme loneliness that could further compromise their health


Loneliness & Health

  • Poor health and loneliness go hand-in-hand
    • Those who are lonely are likely to have
      • Diagnosed depression: +374%
      • Psychological distress: +374%
      • Overall poor health: +278%
    • Which Comes First?
      • Chronic conditions increase the risk of loneliness
        • Substance abuse
        • Chronic physical illness
        • Dementia or Alzheimer’s
      • Loneliness can increase the risk of health issues
        • Diabetes
        • Heart disease
        • Substance abuse
      • How Does Loneliness Affect Immunity?
        • Loneliness leads to
          • Measurable effect on white blood cells, causing
            • Increased inflammation
            • Decreased antiviral activity
          • Increased norepinephrine which interferes with
            • “Fight or flight” response
            • Production of white blood cells


For seniors, extreme loneliness can increase the risk of death by 14%


Adult Day Care: Socialization Is Essential

  • What Is Adult Day Care?
    • Provides health, nutrition, exercise, and social services in a group setting
      • Allows adults in need of care to continue living at home for longer
      • Reduces daily burden and provides education for informal caregivers
    • Serves patients with chronic conditions requiring care and monitoring
      • Dementia: 50%
      • Hypertension: 46%
      • Physical disability: 42%
      • Cardiovascular disease: 34%
      • Diabetes: 31%
      • Mental illness: 25%
      • Developmental disability: 20%
    • The Benefits Of Day Care

[Call Out: Poor diet and lack of exercise have been linked to increased loneliness — Adult Day Care provides these in a group setting for both physical and social benefits]

  • Social Benefits
    • Social connections with other participants
    • Empowering relationships with staff
    • Engaging and enjoyable group activities
  • Health Benefits
    • Fewer ER visits and hospital admissions
    • Shorter hospitals stay when admitted
    • Delays cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients
  • Cost Benefits
    • Annually, day care costs $56,540 less per person than a nursing home
    • 47% of day care participants qualify for nursing home care
    • 20% would move in within a few months of losing day care services
  • Adult Day Care In The Age Of Coronavirus

After a stroke, loneliness is linked to greater risk of depression and poor recovery — But, weekly telehealth sessions for discussion and exercise significantly reduced loneliness for stroke survivors and caregivers

  • Many 911 calls are for services that could be provided elsewhere — using limited emergency resources need to fight the virus
    • Seniors living alone and looking for someone to talk to
    • Those in need of medical care but lacking transportation
    • Adults with insufficient help or poorly managed conditions
  • While in-person programs have closed to protect patients from COVID-19 — Many are continuing to offer remote services
    • Daily check-in calls and medication reminders
    • Caregiver assistance, education, and medical guidance
    • Companionship calls and social teleconferencing
    • Grocery shopping and food delivery assistance


CTA: Adult Day Care is essential — Help make our voice heard!


End Flow


















Schedule a Free information call​

Call us

(718) 682-7843

1930 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, New York

Call Now Button
Oasis Logo final 02
Join our waitlist by enrolling over the phone

1930 Bedford Ave


(718) 682-7843

Skip to content