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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