Meals on Wheels can help improve the quality of life for seniors age 60+ and their caregivers through the use of supportive services. Supportive services include an entire menu of options for seniors to enhance the quality of life, improve health and well-being, and enable independent living.
The enrollment process begins with an in-home assessment conducted by a caring, trained Meals on Wheels staff member. During the assessment, you will learn about the various services offered. Seniors and their caregivers are able to choose which services best suit their needs.
IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES
Caregiver Support Program
- Services designed to reduce the stress of caregiving
- Caregiver support training and connections to support groups
Representative Payee Service
- Assistance with paying bills and budgeting
Minor Home Repair
- Minor home repairs and modifications that address health and safety issues
Lifeline Emergency Response System
- Emergency response systems that provide peace of mind in case of emergency
Adaptive Equipment on Loan
- Equipment to assist with activities of daily living include canes, walkers, transfer benches, and wheel chairs
Personal Care and Homemaking Service
- Coordinates services through local providers to assist seniors with activities of daily living, personal hygeine, or with routine tasks to maintain a clean, safe, and healthy living environment.
Information and Referral
- Provides education on services available for seniors and how to access those services
- Assists with forms and applications for Medicare, Heating Assistance, or Supplemental Food Programs