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Are assisted dying facilities about to go mainstream?

Are assisted dying facilities about to go mainstream?

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It's no secret that aging Americans increasingly are attracted to assisted living, but recent developments in this country and others suggest they also have a growing interest in assisted dying. Long-term care providers should take note.

LeadingAge 2012 to feature Archbishop Desmond Tutu, exhibits, ping-pong, speed presentations

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The 2012 edition of the LeadingAge annual meeting and exposition kicks off Sunday in Denver and promises a wide variety of educations sessions, activities and special attractions for long-term care providers. Keynote speakers are Nobel Prize winner Tutu on Sunday, surgeon/writer Atul Gawande on Monday and MIT Technology AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin on Tuesday. More than 200 education sessions will be sprinkled in and around exhibition hall hours (12 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, as well as 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday).

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