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Funding For:

Meals on Wheels Services and Healthcare Utilization Among Frail Older Adults Over Time


Recipient:

Sarah Walsh, Eastern Michigan University

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

AMOUNT:

$47,731.00

Summary of the Project:

This study will estimate whether receipt of Meals on Wheels services by frail elder adults reduces the likelihood or delays the occurrence of a subsequent hospitalization or permanent nursing home placement, relative to similarly frail elders who did not receive meal deliveries. The analyses will also explore differential program impacts by race/ethnicity, age and gender. Results may help to solidify more financial support for meal delivery programs.