Advocates Testify on Senior Malnutrition Bill
Senate Bill 245 had its second hearing before the Ohio Senate Health and Human Services Committee with proponent testimony. The bill would create an Ohio Malnutrition Prevention Commission to document the problem of malnutrition among older Ohioans, study the impact across care settings, investigate effective strategies to reduce malnutrition, and monitor the influence of malnutrition on older adults' health care costs, quality indicators and quality of life measures.
Report from Gongwer News Service, Inc. April 13, 2016:
Beth Kowalczyk, chief policy officer for the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging, said older Ohioans at lower socioeconomic status are at greater risk of malnutrit