Is veteran status and suicide risk assessed in community long-term care? A review of the states' assessment instruments.

@article{Matthieu2010IsVS,
  title={Is veteran status and suicide risk assessed in community long-term care? A review of the states' assessment instruments.},
  author={Monica M. Matthieu and Benjamin L. Welch and Nancy L. Morrow-Howell and Enola E Proctor and Michael Nickel and Jessica Navarro and Alyson Moon},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={125-32}
}
Given recent policy initiatives to address suicide risk among older persons and veterans, community-based elder serving agencies may serve an important role in identifying and referring individuals at risk for suicide. A review of state-level long-term assessment instruments was conducted to determine whether veteran status and suicide are assessed. Data from forty-three state's Units on Aging instruments were content analyzed. Results indicate that over two thirds of the states in this review… CONTINUE READING