California Nursing Homes Struggle With Treating Thousands With Serious Mental Illness

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Last year, 7 in 10 residents at Hyde Park Healthcare Center, an L.A. nursing home, had a serious mental illness, according to federal data analyzed for an investigation by LAist, APM Research Lab and The California Newsroom. (Photo by: Samanta Helou Hernandez / LAist)

Nursing Homes Ill-Prepared To Treat Patients With Serious Mental Illness

Nursing homes typically help people recover after surgeries or provide round-the-clock care for people with physical disabilities. But a new LAist investigation finds that thousands of people with serious mental illness are living in California’s nursing homes. Experts call it “warehousing” and say the practice may violate federal law. 
Reporter: Elly Yu, LAist

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