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Chapter 32 - Residential Care Facility Deaths

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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The number of elderly and vulnerable adults living in residential care facilities will continue to increase as the number of individuals 60 years of age and older continues to increase. The majority of deaths occurring in these facilities are natural, although suicides, homicides, and deaths classified as accidents occur in care facilities. Features of natural and unnatural deaths occurring in residential facilities are covered in greater detail below.

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