“Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care,” by Melissa Bailey and JoNel Aleccia
“In a nation where suicide continues to climb, claiming more than 47,000 lives in 2017, such deaths among older adults — including the 2.2 million who live in long-term care settings — are often overlooked. A six-month investigation by Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Another example of what government interference in the LTC services market has wrought by pushing too many elderly into underfunded nursing homes.