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Home Delivered Dining Centers Multi-Day Delivery Referral Form

It could be you, your next door neighbor or a family member. The meals, plus daily contact by caring volunteers, allow homebound individuals to remain independent in their homes.

Hot, nutritious meals delivered daily can assist people in:

Safety Check:
Volunteers who deliver meals play a vital role by reporting to Meals on Wheels any health and environmental changes or crises they may have observed during their visits. This includes participants that did not answer their door and changes in behavior and/or surroundings. Reported and suspected issues will be immediately addressed by Meals on Wheels staff to carry-out next steps as previously outlined by participants or their caregivers. Meals on Wheels staff establish a baseline of function and environment at the initial home visit and annually thereafter.

Fee:
Home delivered meals are based on a sliding scale and donations are encouraged. Funding may be available for some individuals. Donations may be made using cash, check, credit card or Vision Card.

Eligibility:

Target Population:
Nutrition services are targeted to people 60 years of age or older in greatest social and economic need, particularly low-income minorities. An additional target criterion of the home delivered meals program is that program resources are targeted to those most in need of meals and at greatest nutritional risk.

Menu Development and Nutritional Requirements
The Meals on Wheels Dietitian must certify in writing documentation of nutritional adequacy which includes the following:

Special Diets:
Hot nutritious meals are delivered daily and can assist people in: remaining independent in their homes, avoiding hospitalizations, and managing chronic health issues. We provide special diets for individuals with diabetes, heart disease, kidney disorders and those who have trouble chewing or swallowing.

Congregate Dining Centers:
Individuals over the age of 60 may reserve a meal at one of the dining centers. Noon meals are served Monday through Friday at dining centers throughout Shawnee and Jefferson Counties. In addition to a well-balanced and nutritious meal, individuals will receive nutrition education and may enjoy the opportunity to socialize and make new friends as well as participate in other activities.

Fee:
Donations are encouraged and much appreciated; however, there is no established fee. Donations may be made using cash, check, or Vision Card.

Eligibility:

Target Population:
Nutrition services are targeted to people 60 years of age or older in greatest social and economic need, particularly low-income minorities. An additional target criterion of the home delivered meals program is that program resources are targeted to those most in need of meals and at greatest nutritional risk.

Menu Development and Nutritional Requirements
The Meals on Wheels Dietitian must certify in writing documentation of nutritional adequacy which includes the following:

Weekly home deliveries of multiple frozen meals are available to residents in Shawnee and Jefferson Counties that reside outside of the city limits. All of the meals meet or exceed the federal and state regulatory guidelines and are heart healthy in order to meet the needs of those we serve.

Benefits to receiving these meals:

Multi-day home delivered meals are:

Eligibility for Multi-Day Home Delivered Meals
You may be eligible if you:


Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas, Inc. - 2701 SW East Circle Drive South, Suite 2, Topeka, Kansas 66606
785-295-3980 | Fax 785-295-3999

Meals on Wheels CFC #31757

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