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BILLIONS OF VISITS.
MILLIONS IN SAVINGS.

BILLIONS OF VISITS.
MILLIONS IN SAVINGS.

    WITH MEALS ON WHEELS,
    THE NUMBERS ADD UP IN EVERYONE'S FAVOR

    REDUCING COSTS WHILE IMPROVING HEALTH OUTCOMES IS WHAT WE DO EVERY DAY

    Meals on Wheels daily visits enable us to observe changes in condition that can help you identify risks before they become problems; address problems before they become health issues; and solve health issues before they become catastrophic and costly. Below, explore more about the ways Meals on Wheels delivers.

    31%
    SAVINGS

    • Post-discharge costs on a PMPM (per member per month) basis were reduced by 31% in a Medicare Advantage pilot that was then scaled to serve more than 135,000 people receiving Meals on Wheels across 36 states.1

    • Average monthly healthcare costs were reduced by more than $10,000 per member, and average monthly inpatient costs were reduced by almost $53,000 after three months of Meals on Wheels services.2

    93%
    MEMBER SATISFACTION

    • 93% of Meals on Wheels clients in the Medicare Advantage pilot, referenced above, reported satisfaction with delivery of food, and 92% were likely to re-enroll with their health plan following service.1

    • Meals on Wheels services contribute to direct improvements in triple-weighted Star Ratings and other critical ratings, including: plan readmissions, diabetes care – blood sugar controlled, controlling blood pressure, care coordination, reducing the risk of falling, improving or maintaining self-related health3, improving or maintaining mental health.3

    84%
    HEALTH IMPROVEMENT

    • Almost all Meals on Wheels clients report eating healthier (85%), improvements in health (84%) and feeling better (90%) after receiving home-delivered meals.4

    • The rate of seniors reporting a “well-nourished” nutritional status more than tripled after two months of receiving Meals on Wheels service (from 8% to 29%).5

    • Seniors reported to be “malnourished” decreased substantially (from 34% to 6%) after two months of Meals on Wheels service.5

    • Brown University’s major More Than a Meal study3 showed that participants receiving daily delivered meals were more likely to report: improved mental health (e.g., anxiety), improved physical health, fewer falls, reduced feelings of isolation and loneliness, and reduced worry about being able to remain at home. 

    • Other studies show that loneliness and isolation have comparable impact to obesity, substance abuse and smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Loneliness is also associated with increases in heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.7

    90%
    BRAND FAVORABILITY

    • The general public trusts Meals on Wheels. 

    • 90% of the general public is aware of the brand, reporting 90% brand favorability.8

    • Seniors trust Meals on Wheels and feel comfortable inviting staff and volunteers into their home, discussing and disclosing physical and mental health conditions/issues to staff and volunteers who are trained to do with such information.

    EVERY VISIT BRINGS PROFITABLE OUTCOMES

    Meal Delivery

    LEVERAGE OUR EXPERIENCE

    The national Meals on Wheels network has specialized in addressing social determinants of health of the most complex senior market for nearly 50 years. Our in-depth experience adds significantly to your body of knowledge about seniors and their specific nutritional and social needs.

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    YOUR "EYES AND EARS"

    With regular in-person visits during meal deliveries, Meals on Wheels can track and monitor a client’s health status. Trained social workers, case workers or nutritionists may conduct an initial risk assessment with new referrals and periodic in-home assessments, acting as a first line of sight for potential dangers or changes in condition.

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    COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

    The “in community” presence of local Meals on Wheels programs enables relationship-building and connections to needed services that may help seniors stay healthier, often through other community-based organizations.

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    PERSONALIZED SERVICE

    Local Meals on Wheels programs can offer a wide variety of daily hot or chilled meal types, including medically tailored and meals tailored to meet cultural preferences that reflect the community. Home delivery of frozen meals is also available everywhere in the continental U.S.

     
    To learn more about how Meals on Wheels Health and our nationwide network can provide cost-effective healthcare solutions, contact Deborah Wilson, Senior Director of Healthcare Integration, at deborah.wilson@mealsonwheelsamerica.org or 571-290-7001.