Important facts

  • Danmarks årlige sundhedsomkostninger er ca. 150 milliarder dkr. i 2014 svarende til ca. 11% af BNP

    Folketingets Sundheds- og Ældreudvalg
  • En plejehjemsplads koster i gennemsnit samfundet ca. 500.000 dkr. Pr. År excl. Medicin, hjælpemidler, behandling etc.

    Folketingets Sundheds- og Ældreudvalg
  • I Danmark er der i dag ca. 1 million mennesker over 65 år - frem mod 2050 vil tallet stige til ca. 1,5 millioner

    Kandidat speciale
  • Ca. 93% af alle ældre over 60 år bor i egen bolig

    Danmarks Statistik
  • "Loneliness can have serious consequences for the individual and is associated with lower self-esteem, anxiety, insecurity, mental and physical disorders. For example, it may be Alzheimer's, symptoms of depression, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. If you are missing a social network, it can have as much influence on mortality as well-known risk factors such as smoking, physical inactivity and overweight "

    Danish Health Authority
  • Op mod 120.000 danskere mellem 50 og 89 år – eller seks pct. - er ensomme

    Ældre Sagen
  • Up to 25% of all Danes receiving home help from their council are experiencing serious loneliness

    Danish Health Authority
  • Prolonged loneliness can reduce or completely destroy our social skills

    Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary's Foundation
  • Langvarig ensomhed minder om en stresstilstand og er skadelig for vores krop

    Mary Fonden