In my diploma thesis, I explore the life of older people in a home for older people. In the theoretical part, I present demographic changes, institutional care for the older people, loneliness and social work with the older people. I included residents of a home in the Municipality of Slovenska Bistrica in the research. I wanted to determine how the residents understand loneliness, how do they recognize it in other residents, whether they feel it themselves and how do they overcome it. I researched the role of living in a home and the activity in reducing loneliness among residents. In addition, I was interested in the role of social work in recognizing and reducing loneliness. I included nine people in the qualitative research, of which eight were residents and one was a social worker. The results of the research show the presence of loneliness among residents who cope with it in different ways. The social worker is aware of the presence of loneliness among the residents and helps them to reduce it through conversations, consolation or with encouraging words. I suggest more individual work with residents and considering their wishes. I also suggest more guided conversations about loneliness between the social worker and the residents.