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ACL Research Project Update

About two years ago, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded LifeCare Alliance nearly $3 million for a five-year Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services Grant. While we at LifeCare Alliance have already seen the impact of our services in action, this grant will allow us to create an evidence-based model to prove that combining home delivered meals with the services of a registered dietitian and occupational therapist can help older adults remain independent and living in their own homes longer.

This year, we will be wrapping up the pilot of the study and begin moving into the first wave of research. The ultimate goal of this grant is to create a replicable model that can be used across the nation by home delivered meals providers, resource agencies, and other organizations that help people age in place. Once again, LifeCare Alliance is leading the way in creating a world in which people can live on their own terms with dignity and independence.

*This project was supported, in part by grant number 90INNU0044, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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