Nursing Home Murder-Suicide Raises Questions For Caregivers

A recent murder-suicide at a nursing home has jarred nursing home caregivers into action to reach out to seniors in light of the incident. Since murder suicides are becoming more prevalent in nursing homes, promoting opportunities that exist to aid with the emotions that accompany the difficulty of putting a loved one in a nursing home is increasingly important. Caregivers are encouraging each other to get outside of the administrative box in which they network and foster better connectivity and relationships with seniors in the community. 

Help groups are just one resource available to assist loved ones who put family member in homes and facilities. Social workers suggest creating and working out a plan of action that will work best for a family dealing with the difficulty of transitioning through long-term care. Hospice is recommended for the well-being and support it offers a family in addition to the aging or ailing patient. Other resources exist and can be identified through Social Workers and programs for aging in a local community. For more, read the story


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.


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