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MEALS ON WHEELS AND HEALTHCARE

MEALS ON WHEELS AND HEALTHCARE

    BILLIONS OF VISITS. MILLIONS IN SAVINGS.

    IMPROVING HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR VULNERABLE SENIORS AND
    THE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE THEM

    A nutritious meal is only the start of the value Meals on Wheels can deliver to keep your most vulnerable members healthy.

    For nearly 50 years, Meals on Wheels has touched the lives of millions of seniors, providing them with the nutrition they need and human contact they desire. But the benefits of this care and compassion go far beyond, driving notable improvements in their health and your bottom line.

    Staff and volunteers from the nationwide Meals on Wheels network are the “eyes and ears” in the homes of your most at-risk members. Put us to work to observe firsthand any changes in their physical or mental conditions. Learn more about our services here.

    WE IDENTIFY RISKS BEFORE THEY BECOME PROBLEMS;
    ADDRESS PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY BECOME HEALTH ISSUES;
    AND SOLVE HEALTH ISSUES BEFORE THEY BECOME CATASTROPHIC AND COSTLY.

    SHARE IN THE TRUST WE'VE EARNED

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    When Meals on Wheels knocks on the door, vulnerable seniors open it with a smile. Being invited into the homes of millions of the nation’s most high-risk seniors and disabled individuals is an honor and privilege. It’s also the first and one of the most effective lines of defense in avoiding additional healthcare costs.

    Every visit comes with a nutritious meal created to address the specific health conditions of the senior, a safety check around the house and an assessment of any changes that might impact future medical needs. This can mean the difference between independent living at home and an unwelcome transfer to a costly long-term care facility.

    CARING IS COST-EFFECTIVE

    While Meals on Wheels feeds both the body and soul, it also creates a profound effect on lowering healthcare costs. One in four of today’s seniors lives alone, increasing their chances of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Meals on Wheels can be a valuable asset for healthcare providers and insurers by helping to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations, reducing hospital readmissions and post-discharge needs through daily nutrition, socialization and safety checks.

    In fact, 81% of the people we serve say Meals on Wheels improves their health. Now multiply that over the hundreds of thousands of home visits we make every week, and the number of healthier and happier seniors adds up in your favor.

    Healthcare providers are continually looking to deliver efficient and cost-saving services, and Meals on Wheels can bring our special brand of service to your senior members.

    IT'S WHAT WE DO EVERY DAY.

    Annual Cost Comparison - 2018

    OUR SERVICES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    We’re able to tap into our nationwide network of local, community-based programs to serve virtually any geography in the country. Choose between the services below, or let us customize a plan to meet your exact needs.


    MEALS ON WHEELS HEALTH ADVANTAGE

    • Long-term preventative services, including nutrition, socialization, safety checks and connections to community services.

    MEALS ON WHEELS TRANSITION CARE

    • Short-term post-discharge services, including nutrition, socialization and safety checks. Customizable depending on the needs of the provider.

     
    To learn more about how Meals on Wheels Health and our nationwide network can provide cost-effective healthcare solutions, contact Lucy Theilheimer, Chief Strategy and Impact Officer, at lucy@mealsonwheelsamerica.org or 571.339.1601.

    HEALTHCARE PARTNER NEWS

    MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA TEAMS UP WITH ACCESSIBLE SOLUTIONS, INC. TO OFFER TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE TO AID HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIPS

    Feb 26, 2018

    ServTracker to enhance connections between healthcare and escalating number of at-risk seniors

    Arlington, VA, February 26, 2018 – Meals on Wheels America announced today that it is partnering with Accessible Solutions, Inc. (ASI) to expand the utilization of ServTracker – the software company’s flagship product – across the nationwide network of senior nutrition programs. This effort is part of Meals on Wheels Health – an initiative designed to meet the needs of a rapidly growing senior population while reducing costs for health plans and enhancing their performance on key revenue-driving factors, such as star ratings.

    “As the leadership organization for community-based senior nutrition programs across the country, we are focused on creating the infrastructure needed to meet the data security and information risk management standards of the healthcare industry,” said Don Miller, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Meals on Wheels America. “Our work with Accessible Solutions will enable us to accelerate and scale our capabilities to serve more high-risk seniors, improving their health outcomes while reducing the cost of their care.”

    The ServTracker application enables Meals on Wheels programs to manage all aspects of service delivery, billing and reporting in a secure and efficient manner through the integration of various technologies, including mobile applications and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) billing tools. Not only does ServTracker arm local programs with a tool that can streamline service delivery operations, the technology allows for data aggregation across the country which is vital when engaging with national and regional healthcare systems, and can also be used for benchmarking and advocacy.

    “We’re honored to be working with the Meals on Wheels network and are excited that ServTracker is the technology solution of choice,” said Greg Prosser, President and CEO of Accessible Solutions, Inc. “We look forward to helping to further integrate their healthcare initiatives, implement best practice solutions and provide valuable information about the vulnerable population they serve.”

    For more information on Meals on Wheels America’s ongoing efforts to support the healthcare system’s triple aim of healthier people, better care and smarter spending, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/health

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    About Accessible Solutions (ASI)
    ASI are the developers of data management software solutions for community service providers. For more than 20 years, their flagship product ServTracker, has helped hundreds of service providers and thousands of users throughout the United States and Canada. Their suite of cloud-based software applications and mobile apps provide a range of capabilities to automate operational processes, which makes business management easier, more efficient and less costly. ASI’s vision is to be the market leader in providing software solutions that simplify the process of capturing, scheduling, delivering, and reporting of services for people serving people. Learn more at www.accessiblesolutions.com

    About Meals on Wheels America
    Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

    Contact:
    Jenny Bertolette Young
    Meals on Wheels America
    571-339-1603
    jenny@mealsonwheelsamerica.org 

     
    To learn more about how Meals on Wheels Health and our nationwide network can provide cost-effective healthcare solutions, contact Lucy Theilheimer, Chief Strategy and Impact Officer, at lucy@mealsonwheelsamerica.org or 571.339.1601.