Year: 2015 Source: Washington, DC: Department of Health and Human Services, 2011. 11 p. SIEC No: 20150415

Contains resources to help staff in senior living communities promote emotional health and prevent suicide among their residents. Senior living communities include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities. The Toolkit uses a comprehensive framework made up of three essential approaches (Langford, 2008): ♦ Whole Population Approach: Activities and programs that benefit the emotional well-being of all residents ♦ At-Risk Approach: Strategies ensuring that staff properly identify and effectively treat residents at risk of suicide ♦ Crisis Response Approach: Procedures for appropriate responses to suicide deaths and attempts