Melissa Bailey is a Boston-based correspondent on the KHN enterprise team, focusing on aging and dying. Her stories have appeared in The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, PBS, the Chicago Tribune and other publications. She was a 2015 Nieman Journalism Fellow and holds a math degree from Yale.
But those who talk about it feel they need to keep it secret
Experts point to loneliness, disability and lack of proper care as reasons
The soon-to-be law reduces the risk that families will misuse them
Legal and practical steps families can follow to stay safe
After B. Smith's death, Next Avenue is republishing our story about her
A series on America's first generation aging with HIV/AIDS