Meals On Wheels Wants To Be The ‘Eyes And Ears’ For Hospitals, Doctors

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Kaiser Health News: Meals On Wheels Wants To Be The ‘Eyes And Ears’ For Hospitals, Doctors 
Anna Gorman reports: “Meals on Wheels is undergoing a dramatic overhaul as government and philanthropic funding fails to keep pace with a rapidly growing elderly population. The increased demand has resulted in lengthy waitlists and a need to find other sources of funding. And at the same time, for-profit companies such as Mom’s Meals are creating more competition. Meals on Wheels, which has served seniors for more than 60 years through a network of independent nonprofits, is trying to formalize the health and safety checks its volunteers already conduct during their daily home visits to seniors.” (Gorman, 1/10)