Psychiatric News (9/25) reported, “The prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI) among people who live in assisted-living communities is rising faster than in the community at large,” investigators concluded after analyzing “data from the Medicare Master Beneficiary Summary File, a ZIP code history file, OASIS home health assessment data, Medicare Part B claims, a national list of state licensed assisted-living communities, and a Residential History File.” The data revealed that “over the 10-year period studied, the prevalence of SMI in assisted living increased by 54%, compared with an increase of 39% in the community at large.” The findings were published online Sept. 18 in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)