Meals On Wheels National Network
The main aim of the network is to provide a local; community led professional facility to assist people who require services to maintain optimum health and independence.
Many of the people involved are voluntary and often are the only contact experienced by elderly people living alone.
The service is a critical component of the continuum of care services that enables older people to remain living in the community or to return to their own homes after hospitalisation. Without the existence of the meals on wheels there would be:
- Higher mortality
- Longer hospital stay
- Increased need for nursing home care following discharge
- Reduced likelihood of discharge from nursing home and increased need for non-elective hospital readmission
- Greater use of medications and lower activities of daily living
- Increased incidence of falls
- Extreme loneliness
Contact the Meals on Wheels Network: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meals on Wheels Launch in pictures: click here to download (pdf)