Providers offer internet access to reduce loneliness

| 29 Jun 2015

A study has revealed that two in five senior Australians use the internet to overcome feelings of loneliness, prompting aged care providers to increasingly offer the technology. Conducted by nbn co, the study revealed that the majority of older people using the internet did so to connect with their children or grandchildren.

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Tags: aged care, ageing, computers, home care, internet, mental health, residential aged care, rural and remote, technology, wellbeing

Sophia Bolden

Communications Coordinator

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Coordinator at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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