GA Foods post-discharge meals help reduce readmission rates by addressing the Social Determinants of Health of patients and members of healthcare providers, hospitals, managed care organizations, acute care organization, and other healthcare organizations. Home-delivered meals provide convenience for patients and members by solving one of the main components of a successful recovery.
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