Canary In The Coal Mine? The Suicide Rate For Older Americans
Americans age 75+ have the highest suicide rate. One reason is surely the U.S.'s underfunded, incoherent, patchwork system of long-term care. When will the U.S. Congress act?
You’re 75 and you have a serious disease. You need or will need long term care.
What are your options?
For Americans who need continued care, there is often only one good option. Medicare covers a 100-day stay in a nursing home. After that, most Americans can’t afford to pay fees of $10,000 a month or more to receive continued nursing home care.
If you don…