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GALLO ESTRADA, Julia  and  MOLINA MULA, Jesús. Factors affecting lonesomeness of older people living alone. Gerokomos [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.1, pp.3-9. ISSN 1134-928X.

Increased life expectancy, social changes and changes in family structure make increasingly more and longer, elderly prefer to live alone even when they need care. This paper aims to describe the problem of loneliness of the elderly residential delving into the factors that may influence this circumstance. There has been a search strategy based on the core concepts: "Elderly people over 75 years living alone", "Elderly Person fragile social support and environment", "level of education" and "family". The information gathered from the scientific contributions made in this field highlights the need to give priority to the views of older people and their families about the factors that modify the stay at home.

Keywords : Frail elderly; health services for the aged; housing; loneliness; social insulation; family; socioeconomic factors.

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