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Mar 04, 2019
It is important to understand the needs of at-risk seniors and how we can best encourage the healthcare sector and community-based organizations to work together to address the social determinants of health to improve their quality of life, overall health and avert the need for high-cost healthcare services. Providing vulnerable seniors with the foundational in-home support they need through Meals on Wheels enables them to have healthier, more independent lives and allows health plans and providers to use their resources to address these needs.

By supporting the Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expansion of supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, we allow them more flexibility to tailor offerings to the beneficiaries they serve, helping to address the unique needs of millions of seniors in America who struggle with hunger and isolation. Read the full Better Medicare Alliance blog post by Chief Strategy and Impact Officer Lucy Theilheimer on how community-based programs like Meals on Wheels and the healthcare sector can work together to address food insecurity and social isolation here.