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PROVING THAT MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A MEAL

 
The national Meals on Wheels network continues to face limited funding, rising costs, unprecedented demand and need and increasing for-profit competition. That is why Meals on Wheels America has set out to validate what we’ve all known for decades anecdotally through firsthand experience: that Meals on Wheels does in fact deliver so much more than just a meal.


 

MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA'S BODY OF WORK

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THE IMPACT OF MEAL SERVICE DELIVERY ON SENIOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

RELEASED MARCH 2015

The More Than a Meal Pilot Research Study, conducted by Brown University’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research and funded by AARP Foundation, investigated the impact of meal service delivery on the health and well-being of adults 60 years of age and older.

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THE IMPACT OF HOME-DELIVERED MEALS ON OVERALL HEALTH AND ASSOCIATED USE OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES

RELEASED APRIL 2017

The More Than a Meal Medicare Claims Analyses, conducted by researchers at Brown University’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research and funded by the Gary and Mary West Foundation in 2016, was designed to help us better understand the impact of home-delivered meal services on overall health and well-being and associated use of high-cost healthcare services.

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ADDITIONAL MORE THAN A MEAL RESEARCH UPDATES

May 25, 2016 - West Health Institute Launches More Than a Meal Phase 3 with Meals on Wheels America and Brown University to Investigate the Benefits of Adding Safety and Health Screenings for Homebound Seniors

The Gary and Mary West Health Institute, Meals on Wheels America and a research group in the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research are collaborating on a two-year research program to investigate opportunities to improve the general health and well-being of homebound seniors by integrating health and safety screenings into daily meal delivery services. The research will be taking place in the following cities:

Cambridge, OH – Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center
Fort Worth, TX – Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County
Raleigh, NC – Meals on Wheels of Wake County
San Diego, CA – Meals on Wheels of Greater San Diego, Inc.
Sheboygan, WI – Fresh Meals of Sheboygan County
Westwood, NJ – Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels

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