The Title III-C Nutrition Services Program (NSP) represents a key component of America’s strategy for ensuring that the health and social needs of older adults are adequately met. By promoting access to nutritious meals, facilitating social contact, supporting family caregivers and helping older adults maintain their dignity in their homes and communities, the NSP fits squarely within the strategic goals of the Administration on Aging (AoA) to rebalance long-term care provision away from institutionalization and toward home- and community-based services.
The NSP is administered by the AoA within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Older Americans Act (OAA). The objectives of the Title III-C NSP evaluation were to provide information to support program planning, including an analysis of program processes (i.e., process study) and to develop information about program efficiency and cost issues (i.e., meal cost analysis). This webinar highlighted findings from the process study and meal cost analysis, including characteristics of meal providers, quality of services provided, program resources and the average costs of both a congregate and a home-delivered meal provided under the NSP.
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