Illinois ranks the highest among the states in the number of mentally ill adults under the age of 65 living in nursing homes. Last year, over 12,000 mentally ill individuals lived in nursing homes in Illinois. The high number is due to the seven state-run mental hospitals that have been closed since 1980. The state needs 6,279 beds to meet minimum treatment standards and not be prone to Illinois nursing home neglect.
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