Tag: Meals on Wheels

Just How Dysfunctional is Frail Elder Care in the U.S.?

By Joanne Lynn Very, very dysfunctional. You need evidence? Try these two tales. First, a remarkably illuminating piece of research was released on March 2 concerning the Meals on Wheels program (http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/docs/default-source/News-Assets/mtam-full-report—march-2-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=6). The title was “More than a Meal,” and it showed that people who got warm meals home delivered by volunteers 5 days per

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Angry Yet? Sequestration Hits Meals on Wheels!

After a week of reading about the effects of sequestration on air travelers—the inconvenience, the waits—we were struck by today’s [April 30, 2013] Huffington Post article on how sequestration is playing out on the lives of a more vulnerable group of people: America’s elders. When last we checked (around 3 pm, ET), more than 10,000

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