Nursing Home Suicides

The Irish Times reports on a study from the National Suicide Research Foundation that found that the experience of being abused in an institution had led to huge anxiety among survivors regarding the possibility of receiving nursing home care in later life.

There is no real legal/nursing home abuse angle to this story. It does underscore, however, how fragile some patients are both physically and mentally went they enter a nursing home which highlights the obligation of nursing homes to provide not only proper but loving care to nursing home patients.