Assisted Suicide

Also in the News for Tuesday, April 24

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NPR correspondent outlines struggle to pay for Medicare-recipient mom's rehab after 'observation status' ... New York lawmakers holding hearings on long idle physician-assisted suicide bill ... FDA approves first test to track new superbug, Candida auris

Terminally ill patients might be allowed to take suicide drugs in Colorado

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Voters in Colorado will decide in November whether to pass a bill that would allow suicide through drugs for the terminally ill.

Life, death and other tough choices for nursing homes

Life, death and other tough choices for nursing homes

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As Mom used to say, where you stand usually depends on where you sit. That adage seems especially relevant for handling the wishes of residents diagnosed with terminal conditions.

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.