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Elderly suicide

Under the umbrella of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration, the state’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) provide case management, information and referrals to various services for persons aging or developmentally disabled through several regional offices.

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Among the services the state offers to those in long-term care and family members is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a resource that can help those who believe they are having issues with care, rights or problems with transfers and discharges.

In addition, because loneliness can be a suicide risk factor and older adults may be hesitant to reach out to other prevention hotlines, it is important to know about the Institute on Aging’s 24-hour Friendship Line. This is a crisis line can be reached by calling 1-800-971-0016.

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