Meals On Wheels

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My father got Meals on Wheels for about three years before he entered a nursing home. they are a Godsend to the elderly, sick, or homebound. they would deliver a hot meal and as bagged sandwich meal every weekday. On Fridays, they would deliver enough for for the weekend.

The food was decent. It's certainly not gourmet but it was fresh, and there was variety. They make meals according to certain needs - chopped, cut up, regular, low sodium, low cholesterol, diabetic, etc. You can even specify if you or your family member likes certain things and dislikes others and they will attempt to appease the person getting the meals.

One thing that bothered me is that the hot meals were in aluminum containers. I can't tell you how many times my Dad went to microwave them if he didn't eat them right when they were delivered and I had to stop him and make him put his food on a plate first. I think they should convert to microwavable materials since most elderly people don't use ovens. Still that's minor compared to the service they provide.

They have to have access to the person's home. They need to refrigerate the food immediately. In days gone by, they used to leave the food on the doorstep of the person if he or she didn't answer the door, but that led too spoilage and problems so now, they either must get an answer or have a key to enter to be sure the food is properly refrigerated.

I actually found that comforting. They came by every day and, if they couldn't get in, would call me. I then would go to my Dad's to be sure he was OK. I opted not to give a key at first although, eventually, I did, as my Dad wasn't answering the door more often than not.

These are trustworthy, usually older volunteers and you don't have to worry that hey will harm or steal.

You pay on a sliding scale basis. You are given price sheet and you pay what you can. If you can't pay, you don't have to but anything you can afford is a great help. My father always paid at least a portion of his me

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★★★★☆

My father got Meals on Wheels for about three years before he entered a nursing home. they are a Godsend to the elderly, sick, or homebound. they would deliver a hot meal and as bagged sandwich meal every weekday. On Fridays, they would deliver enough for for the weekend.

The food was decent. It's certainly not gourmet but it was fresh, and there was variety. They make meals according to certain needs - chopped, cut up, regular, low sodium, low cholesterol, diabetic, etc. You can even specify if you or your family member likes certain things and dislikes others and they will attempt to appease the person getting the meals.

One thing that bothered me is that the hot meals were in aluminum containers. I can't tell you how many times my Dad went to microwave them if he didn't eat them right when they were delivered and I had to stop him and make him put his food on a plate first. I think they should convert to microwavable materials since most elderly people don't use ovens. Still that's minor compared to the service they provide.

They have to have access to the person's home. They need to refrigerate the food immediately. In days gone by, they used to leave the food on the doorstep of the person if he or she didn't answer the door, but that led too spoilage and problems so now, they either must get an answer or have a key to enter to be sure the food is properly refrigerated.

I actually found that comforting. They came by every day and, if they couldn't get in, would call me. I then would go to my Dad's to be sure he was OK. I opted not to give a key at first although, eventually, I did, as my Dad wasn't answering the door more often than not.

These are trustworthy, usually older volunteers and you don't have to worry that hey will harm or steal.

You pay on a sliding scale basis. You are given price sheet and you pay what you can. If you can't pay, you don't have to but anything you can afford is a great help. My father always paid at least a portion of his me

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