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MEALS ON WHEELS AND HEALTHCARE

Improving outcomes for vulnerable Americans and the healthcare organizations that serve them

    DELIVERING A PROVEN, COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION

    Meals on Wheels specializes in addressing the unique needs of America’s most vulnerable and high-risk senior and disabled populations. For more than 40 years, our services have effectively improved health outcomes and quality of life for millions of clients each year, while reducing risks, hospital readmissions and overall healthcare costs.

    Meals on Wheels Health is an initiative of Meals on Wheels America that brings together the nationwide Meals on Wheels network in support of the healthcare system’s achievement of its triple bottom line goals. We can accomplish this because of our trusted and unique ability to cross the threshold into seniors’ homes, giving us the advantage to better assess and deliver on the individualized needs of high-risk and special needs beneficiaries. Through our services, we:

    • Improve and support patient health and recovery by delivering nutritious meals; 
    • Increase well-being that supports patient health by providing the human contact that reduces isolation, depression and anxiety; and
    • Reduce negative impacts on patient health by assessing home environments and addressing threats or risks.

    Fueled by a commitment to address senior hunger and isolation, Meals on Wheels provides the basic support that seniors need to maintain their health and independence in virtually every community in America.

     
    THE RESULT: HEALTHIER PEOPLE, BETTER CARE, SMARTER SPENDING

    THE VALUE TO HEALTH PLANS

    Meals on Wheels Health offers a proven way to improve health outcomes and the customer experience, while reducing health plan costs and enhancing performance on key revenue-driving factors, including star ratings, when serving America’s most vulnerable senior and disabled populations.

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    THE VALUE OF ADDING A MEALS ON WHEELS BENEFIT TO A HEALTH PLAN

    IMPROVE BOTH MEDICAID LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS AND MEDICARE ADVANTAGE TRANSITION CARE PROGRAMS BY: 

    • Building stronger, deeper relationships with members to improve customer satisfaction and retention;
    • Keeping plans alerted to notable changes in members’ health status; and
    • Delivering targeted communications to their members’ homes that reinforce health plan relationships.

    INCREASE PERFORMANCE ON HEAVILY-WEIGHTED STAR MEASURE RATINGS:

    • Plan All-Cause Readmissions
    • Diabetes Care – Blood Sugar Controlled
    • Controlling Blood Pressure
    • Improving or Maintaining Physical Health
    • Improving or Maintaining Mental Health

    INTRODUCE VALUABLE IN-HOME ASSESSMENTS TO CARE PLANS

    OFFER SECURE, CONSISTENT AND COMPLIANT SERVICES 

    MEDICAID AND MEDICARE ADVANTAGE SERVICE PACKAGES AVAILABLE

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    FULL-SERVICE IN-HOME DELIVERY – AVAILABLE IN MOST MARKETS NATIONWIDE

    • Nutritionally-balanced hot meals delivered daily by local Meals on Wheels personnel.  Or, choose nutritionally-balanced frozen meal packages delivered by a local Meals on Wheels personnel with follow-up check-in calls
    • In-home nutrition, safety and other risk assessments 
    • Additional case coordination services, as needed
    • Finding members to increase engagement 
       

    MEAL SERVICE PLUS – AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE

    • Nutritionally-balanced frozen meal packages shipped with follow-up check-in calls from Meals on Wheels personnel
    Frozen Meal Contents 10 pk WEB

     
    To learn more about how Meals on Wheels Health and our nationwide network can provide cost-effective healthcare solutions, contact Bob Herbolsheimer, Executive Vice President for Healthcare Integration, at bob@mealsonwheelsamerica.org or 571-339-1611.

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    SENIORS IN YOUR COMMUNITY NEED MEALS ON WHEELS.

    AND WE NEED YOU.

    Federal funding is at risk. Help us defend these vital services today.

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