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Meals on Wheels Caught in Budget Food Fight

Posted on 05/8/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsMeals on Wheels programs across the nation are seeing the pain of federal budget cuts. The system that delivers hot meals to millions of home-bound or low-income seniors five days a week isn’t near collapse. But with across-the-board spending cuts, called sequestration, taking hold since March 1, local programs have begun to limit who they serve and intend to pull back in other ways. “It’s a slowly developing crisis,” Martha Roherty, executive director of the National Association of States United …

Can Home-Delivered Meals Keep You Out of a Nursing Home?

Posted on 12/7/2012 by |Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingA new study out of Brown University offers food for thought. It shows that one way to keep people out of nursing homes — so they can age in place, at home — is for states to offer more home-delivered meals. The report revealed that states that invest the most in home-based meals, like Meals On Wheels, have fewer nursing home admissions for “low-care” residents. Low-care means a person lives in a nursing home yet doesn’t require many of the services offered. …