Health and human services help seniors stay in their homes

When seniors have trouble meeting their basic needs, they are more likely to end up in a nursing home. Yet decade of evidence show that it is less expensive to society to provide health and human services that help seniors stay in their homes.

1 Home-delivered meal costs

$7

This means providing Ohioans with 1 month of daily delivered meals for the same cost of 1 day in a nursing home.


$210

1 Year of home-delivered meals

$1,820

1 Day in a hospital

$2,608

Source(s):
The Center for Community Solutions, Fighting Food Insecurity Among Older Adults, 2017