Project Title: Covid and the Elderly - The Impact
BASIS Advisor: Ms. Das
Internship Location: Visiting Neighbors
Onsite Mentor: Howie Square
Everyone has in one way or another been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Over a year ago, the world came to a halt and people were told to stay home in order to avoid contracting the virus. However, some populations such as people 65 and older, were considered more vulnerable to serious symptoms. Nursing homes and senior living facilities began to shut down to outside visitors. Families could no longer visit their loved ones in person. Seniors who lived independently also had to change their way of living and hunker down for the unforeseeable future. This study will examine and compare the effects of isolation from the pandemic on the mental health of elderly individuals. Through a series of interviews, I will gather information to see the different responses based on where people live, and whom they live with. People rely on human interaction for positive mental health. These months without seeing family and friends has taken an emotional toll on people.
For my research this past week, I focused on researching research statistics on elderly populations and current COVID-19 statistics in the United States. The research on COVID-19 statistics is not concrete, however, as the pandemic is an ever-changing situation. I also spent my time this week furthering my knowledge on elderly mental health through reading, […]
Hi everyone! My name is Brett Gorman and I am a senior at Basis Independent Brooklyn. I have attended Basis since ninth grade and am really excited about pursuing the senior project. Firstly I wanted to welcome you all to my senior project blog, where I will provide updates and insight into my research through […]