Senior Care

Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

Apr 22, 2019

When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn't supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat cancer, stage 4.

Alec Marshall

As the nation’s Baby Boomers age, more seniors are becoming vulnerable to various forms of financial exploitation.


As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age, and more retirees choose North Carolina as a destination, the state’s population of residents age 65 and older is growing. The figure increased by 335,000 between 2010 and 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau data reported by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina.

By 2025, it’s projected that one in five North Carolinians will be age 65 or older. WFAE is looking for people who are currently exploring their options for senior care in the Charlotte region.