Social frailty is a corollary to physical frailty, a set of vulnerabilities (including weakness, exhaustion, unintentional weight loss, slowness, and low physical activity) shown to increase the risk of falls, disability, hospitalization, poor surgical outcomes, admission to a nursing home, and earlier death in older adults.
For seniors who want to think about their own social vulnerability, consider this five-item index, developed by researchers in Japan.
(1) Do you go out less frequently now than last year?
(2) Do you sometimes visit your friends?
(3) Do you feel you are helpful to friends or family?
(4) Do you live alone?
(5) Do you talk to someone every day?Being ‘Socially Frail’ Comes With Health Risks for Older Adults — https://khn.org/news/article/socially-frail-older-adults-health-risks/
I passed the quiz.