The Meals on Wheels program is designed to make sure that homebound individuals get at least one nutritious meal a day. Spouses can also receives meals delivered to the home. A daily visit from a meal deliverer also provides social contact, a hedge against isolation. Many meal deliverers are trained to recognize symptoms of problems, thus meal delivery offers some reassurance that an objective third party is touching base each day. The Meals on Wheels Association of America can tell you about the program closest to your care receiver. If the person you care for is not homebound, the Information and Referral Service suggested by the Eldercare Locator can tell you about low cost dining center meal programs.
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