MEALS ON WHEELS PROVIDES A NETWORK OF SERVICES THAT ALLOW SENIORS TO LIVE IN THEIR HOMES WITH DIGNITY AND INDEPENDENCE AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
WHEN WE PROVIDE NUTRITIOUS MEALS AND DAILY SAFETY CHECKS FOR HOMEBOUND SENIORS, WE REDUCE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH LONELINESS, DEPRESSION, AND FALLS.
Our programs fulfill a moral and economic imperative to care for seniors in the most cost-effective way possible. Studies show that by keeping seniors in their homes we remove a costly burden on seniors, their families, and the American taxpayers. One 2009 study found that if every state increased the number of older Americans who received meals by just 1 percent, it would have saved Medicaid more than $109 million a year.