- •What is the primary question addressed by this study?Has the prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI) in assisted living (AL) increased in recent years?
- •What is the main finding of this study?Rates of SMI in AL increased between 2007 and 2017 at a rate faster than the community but slower than in nursing homes. We found substantial between- and within- state variability in the percentage of residents with a diagnosis of SMI.
- •What is the meaning of the finding?Given the increased prevalence of SMI in AL, research is needed into the care needs of this population.
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