Nutrition Support

West Health is exploring how to enhance existing home-delivered meal services to senior clients through an electronic wellness support tool.

The Opportunity

Meals on Wheels drivers are trusted friends to homebound seniors, and are often the only person who visits their home daily. For senior clients, the Meals on Wheels volunteers and staff have a consistent presence and insight into their home environment and family dynamics. Having meals delivered to their home benefits seniors’ overall wellbeing and independence.

Our Goals

We’re exploring ways to enhance existing meal delivery service for seniors to include more than just a nutritious meal and a friendly visit. Two Meals on Wheels pilot sites have been selected for testing of an electronic wellness support tool that is incorporated within the home-delivered meal service.

Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.

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Brown University School of Public Health

Through research, education, and public service, the Brown University School of Public Health strives to improve the health of individuals as well as populations.

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Nutrition Support News

West Health's Dr. Zia Agha talks about our study with Meals on Wheels to see how care for homebound seniors can be improved
San Diego Magazine writes about West Health's research to see if meal volunteers can be health observers for seniors
Two-year study to take place in six cities around the country to identify extended benefits of Meals on Wheels service to vulnerable seniors
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