Efforts to Provide Comfort and Companionship for Nursing Home Residents who Suffer from Loneliness Appears Successful, Study Shows

One recent study was conducted in efforts to liven up seniors in nursing homes who suffer from loneliness, depression, and isolation. The study involved utilizing robots in stuffed animal form as forms of comfort. According to the study, the “robopets” were fairly successful at providing care and comfort to many seniors.   

“Although not every…resident may choose to interact with robopets, for those who do, they appear to offer many benefits,” one author of the study said during a news release. Increased social interaction and prompting pleasant memories from former pets were among some named benefits. For more, read the story.