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Review of Assisted Living Facilities Serving Residents With Severe Mental Illnesses, Report No. 96-57, February 1997
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  • We estimate that between 170 and 300 assisted living facilities serve between 2,000 and 3,600 residents with severe mental illnesses.
  • Mentally ill residents of assisted living facilities receive personal services from the facilities and may also receive mental health services from community mental health centers.
  • The Agency for Health Care Administration cites most assisted living facilities for deficiencies. Facilities with poor compliance records may not be inspected often enough.
  • The new licensing requirement may result in modest service improvements in assisted listing facilities that serve mentally ill residents but could result in the displacement of over 550 residents. The loss of placement options could increase costs to state and local governments if individuals with mental illness become homeless, incarcerated, or institutionalized.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Mental Health Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 98-27 Follow-up Report on Assisted Living Facilities Serving Residents with Severe Mental Illnesses, published in December 1998

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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