This presentation details the changes in cost-relation medication non-adherence in older adults when given Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
Srinivasan, M. & Pooler, J. (2017, July). SNAP Benefits Go Beyond Food Access: The Impact on Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence for Older Adults. Poster at the Society for Nutritional Education and Behavior (SNEB) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
One in five older adults engage in cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN), which can result in hospitalizations and adverse health outcomes, and rates are higher for those at-risk of hunger. This study sought to examine whether participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may help older adults better afford their medications, plausibly by reducing out-of-pocket food expenditure.