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Battling readmissions with free food

Case Management Insider, January 27, 2015

In an effort to help seniors stay healthy after a hospital discharge, a new program at Eskenazi Health in Indiana is providing senior patients with two weeks of meals after discharge.

Qualifying seniors who meet income requirements get visits from Meals on Wheels for the first few weeks after they are discharged from the hospital. Hospital officials are hoping the program will drop their readmission rate from 22% to 8%.
 
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