McKnight’s reported on the forseeable suicide of an assisted living resident in a Five Star Senior Living community in Arkansas. Staff members at Morningside of Springdale assisted living community cut back on the number of checks they conducted on his room which allowed the man time to commit suicide. The man had a history of considering suicide and had objected to the every-two-hours room checks required by the state, according to an investigation by the state’s Office of Long Term Care.
Staff members agreed to accommodate the resident’s request for less frequent checks. He died April 23 in his room, and Morningside reported the death to the state and local authorities, officials said.