Research leads to expansion of innovative Meals on Wheels program

Delivery of food to a house-bound individual.

Meals on Wheels might do more than deliver hot food to isolated seniors: New research suggests it can serve as an early warning system for declining health. The study, published recently in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, included Meals on Wheels drivers in Guernsey County in Ohio and San Diego County, who were trained to use a mobile app to alert care coordinators if the drivers had a concern or noticed a change in a senior's condition. 

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