Note: The following is a recent article from Kaiser Health News and a video from PBS Newshour. Often, when men look at long-term care insurance they may joke about how they will end their life before they end up in a nursing home - but mental health at older ages is a serious problem. Long-term care insurance can't solve mental health issues, but it can help pay for resources for care and can start a conversation. Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News and JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News 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.