Research Grants

Funding For:

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

Social Determinants of Health


Sarah Walsh, Eastern Michigan University

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022



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.

Grantee Publications

March 2024

Meals On Wheels Clients: Measurable Differences In The Likelihood Of Aging In Place Or Being Hospitalized

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Author: Sarah E. Walsh, France Marie Weaver, and Jennifer Chubinski