How It Is Now
Esther lies in a hospital bed alone and with no one to talk to, her family lives halfway across the country, and the only people that can keep her company are busy elsewhere.
Can you imagine what it must feel like to be completely alone when you are sick and helpless?
Did you know that close to 40% of the population in the United States feels loneliness? Right now seniors, adults, and children in our communities are being afflicted by loneliness when they are at their most vulnerable. This is a problem that has doubled in size in the past 30 years, and with it, higher risk of depression, decreased quality of life, higher mortality rates, and unnecessary suffering.