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Improving the Patient Experience by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Sep 5, 2018 10:44:38 AM


Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) is increasingly important to hospitals and healthcare systems. In fact, medical care determines only 20 percent of overall health -- while social, economic, and environmental factors determine 50 percent of overall health. Extending ways to help patients stay healthy outside the hospital can help patients, communities, and hospitals. SDOH include all factors outside of the hospital that affects patients, such as:

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Topics: Post Discharge, Senior Health, Healthcare Cost Reduction, Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Home Delivered Meals

How Good Nutrition Care Can Reduce Hospital Admissions

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jun 13, 2018 11:10:12 AM

Nutrition Care Can Reduce Hospital Admissions

Health care professionals are always looking for better ways to keep members out of the hospital and to reduce their length of stay. Yet, the role of nutrition remains poorly understood by providers, administrators, and payers. One of the leading causes for readmission to the hospital is malnutrition. 

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Topics: Healthy Meals for Seniors, Healthcare Cost Reduction, Home Delivered Meals, MCO ROI, Healthy Home Delivered Meals

Chef Mike is Our Secret Ingredient!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jun 29, 2017 10:03:25 AM

GA Foods is proud of our Executive Chef, Mike Thrash. Chef Mike is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University and joined GA Foods in 2014. An award-winning chef, he enjoys creating new ways to reformulate recipes and enhance flavors, making him our secret ingredient for healthy meals senior adults love!!!

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Topics: Senior Nutrition, Senior Health, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Meals for Seniors

Make Long-lasting, Healthy Changes

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Mar 22, 2017 1:50:58 PM

As the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics continues to celebrate National Nutrition Month® with the theme, "Put Your Best Fork Forward", they encourage everyone to make long-lasting, healthy changes that will lead to renewed energy and help you age well.

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Topics: Best Fork Foward NNM, Aging Well, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Meals for Seniors, National Nutrition Month, Nutrition

Can Home-Delivered Meals Improve Your HCAHPS Score?

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Feb 15, 2017 12:00:00 PM

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is the survey used to measure patients’ perceptions of their hospital experience. The survey asks discharged patients 32 questions about their recent hospital stay. Patient perceptions and experiences directly impact your facility’s Medicare reimbursement

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Topics: Post Discharge, Senior Health, Healthcare Cost Reduction, Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Home Delivered Meals

Managing Diabetes in Senior Adults

Posted by Jessica Fleigle on Nov 2, 2016 11:06:13 AM

When caring for seniors with diabetes, it is important to focus on nutrition. A diabetic diet needs to be packed with nutrient-rich foods including vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Having regular meal and snack times is also important in order to manage their blood glucose levels.

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Topics: Diabetes, Senior Health, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Meals for Seniors

Age Well by Eating Well

Posted by Jessica Fleigle on Sep 28, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Proper nutrition is the key to aging well, and it has many health benefits. The vitamins and nutrients in food can help you fight diseases, boost your energy and help you sleep better.

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Topics: Senior Health, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition in Elderly, Advice from Dietitians, Affordable, Healthy Foods

Diabetic Meals with Flair and Flavor

Posted by Michael Thrash, CEC, CCA, PCII and Levinia Clark, RD, LDN on Jan 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Healthy diabetic meals don’t have to be bland! While it’s true that sugar does make food taste delicious, there are other ways. These tips can help you add lots of flavor to low carbohydrate and low sugar meals, without compromising nutrition.

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Topics: Diabetes, Healthy Home Delivered Meals

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