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More meals for seniors could save $

Article / Review by on October 11, 2013 – 11:22 pmNo Comments

More meals for seniors could save $

Doing better by doing good Kali Thomas, researcher and Meals on Wheels volunteer, is beginning a randomized study to quantify the quality of life impact of expanding meal programs for seniors — an ironic research opportunity made possible by the federal sequester. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University
Doing better by doing good/Kali Thomas, researcher and Meals on Wheels volunteer, is beginning a randomized study to quantify the quality of life impact of expanding meal programs for seniors — an ironic research opportunity made possible by the federal sequester./Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

Home-delivered meals bring not only food to seniors but also the opportunity to remain in their homes. A new study by Brown University public health researchers projects that if every U.S. state in the lower 48 expanded the number of seniors receiving meals by just 1 percent, 1,722 more Medicaid recipients avoid living in a nursing home and most states would experience a net annual savings from implementing the expansion

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*  The above story is adapted from materials provided by Brown University
** More information at Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

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