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ID:

368

Date:

2009-03-19

Headline:

AP Impact: Mentally Ill a Threat in Nursing Homes

Reporter's name:

Carla K. Johnson

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Chicago, IL

Summary:

The Associated Press used FOIA to obtain statistics from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which showed a 41 percent increase since 2002 in the number of young and middle-aged mentally ill adults who live in nursing homes, putting more older Americans at risk of violence from younger, stronger, mentally ill co-residents. While no government agency tracks such killings and assaults, the Associated Press listed some tragic examples.

Keywords:

nursing homes, Alzheimer's, mental, illness, seniors, senior citizens, elderly

URL:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=7144653


Agencies:

HHS

States:

CT
GA
IL
MO
OH

Categories:

health care
housing


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