Suicide Risks Found to Increase in Seniors Moving to Nursing Homes

The majority of modern nursing homes and assisted living facilities are aimed at creating a comfortable and enjoyable experience for seniors, yet the process of moving to a new home, combined with many social and health-related factors that typically accompany a transition to such a facility, can increase suicide risk among residents. The finding was produced by a study performed at the University of Rochester, and underscores the need for more attentive and targeted therapy programs and other pathways for improving happiness and prosperity among today’s aging populations.

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  • Lewis H.

    May 21st, 2010 at 3:10 AM

    All these seniors wish for is the company of their children and a home with a happy atmosphere with themselves,their partner and their children and grandchildren.But various factors play spoils for this little wish of their and more and more seniors are being pushed to old-age homes and nursing center and are having to live alone.This definitely creates problems for them psychologically.

  • Dale

    May 21st, 2010 at 4:39 AM

    Oh, so sad. I had to put my own mother in a nursing home and although we were able to visit here almost veery day I know that there were residents there who never saw anyone that they knew, never had visitors or anything. That made me sad for them so we always tried to share a little joy with them too. Too many people are afraid of the geriatric population or do not want to deal with them and they are a population which is terribly underserved.


    May 21st, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Sorrow is one thing,but what is also needed to be given attention to is whether the environment at these nursing homes is conductive to the seniors,whether the staff is friendly to them and many other things.There are still a lot of unlicensed nursing homes out there and they need to be clamped down on because they do not follow most of the guidelines.

  • senior

    June 16th, 2011 at 4:01 AM

    I’m no economist so I often wonder how this all happened and why I’m having to struggle through this downed economy.

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