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This paper aims at testing the relationship between older Americans Act (OAA) program expenditures and the prevalence of low-care residents in nursing homes (NHs). Principal findings indicate that increased spending on home-delivered meals was associated with fewer residents in NHs with low-care needs. States that have invested in their community-based service networks, particularly home-delivered meal programs, have proportionally fewer low-care NH residents.
Topics:Long Term Services and Supports
Health Services Research
Programs/Initiatives:Older Americans Act (OAA)
Nursing homes; NHs; home-delivered meals
Health Services Research (HSR)
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53336