New research out from the University of Michigan says lawmakers and medical professionals need to help curb the suicide risk for older adults living in long-term care. According to UPI, the research highlights the importance of providing emotional well-being and other mental health care services to adults over age 55 who live in, or are thinking of moving into, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Researchers examined data from police and medical examiner reports on 47,759 suicide deaths of people over age 55, between the years 2003 and 2015. They found that more than 1,000 of those suicide deaths occurred in long-term care settings. Among that group, 428 adults committed suicide while living in long-term facilities and 449 were transitioning into or out of long-term care.

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