Being connected with others is fundamental for the experience of a meaningful
life. Unfortunately, several older adults have poor networks/social support. The
present study focuses on the experience ofmeaning in life as well as the loss of
meaning for socially frail older adults. Results indicate that socially frail older
adults experience meaning in life in different dimensions. The article argues
that home-care organizations and prevention programs aimed at reducing
frailty are encouraged to include evaluations of meaning in life. There is
a need for meaningful activities in organizations that ameliorate social connectedness
for community-dwelling older adults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-77
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019

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