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Medically-Tailored Meals May Help Health Plans to Reduce Costs

Posted by John Siegel on Jun 25, 2020 11:15:00 AM

 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Heart Disease, Healthcare Cost Reduction, Food Insecurity, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Celebrating Father's Day -- From A Distance!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

 

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate so many of the important men in our lives, but with a pandemic still in full swing, things may look a little different this year. That’s why we’ve pulled together some ideas to, well, come together during these unique circumstances. From virtual tours to a celebratory dinner at home, the possibilities are still endless!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Older Adults

Helping Patients Heal At Home!

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jun 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals and healthcare systems are addressing the Social Determinants of Health for their patients throughout the continuum of care. Studies show that social, economic, and environmental factors are contributing factors to patient health.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Managing At-Risk Patients, aging in place, Social Determinants of Health

Age Well - Be Well!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM

(This blog has been updated from its original April, 2019 posting).

Aging can be a scary time for many. The way we look, feel, and act does evolve over the years. But, that doesn’t mean that your best is all in the past!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Aging Well, Older Adults

Helping Older Adults to Cope In Anxious Times

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Apr 9, 2020 11:30:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing anxiety and worry to millions around the world. Caregivers and those living with older adults may be dealing with those who are experiencing extra worry and stress.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Caregivers, Nutrition Care, Senior Nutrition, Dehydration, Older Adults, emergency meals

Keep Older Adults Nourished With Home-Delivered Meals

Posted by John Siegel on Feb 6, 2020 11:21:00 AM

We know avoiding hospitalizations is a top priority for health plans. One way to keep your members out of the hospital, and to reduce the chance of readmission, is to prevent malnutrition. In fact, roughly one-third of patients who are not malnourished at admission will become so during their stay. Weight loss, being underweight, and failure-to-thrive/malnutrition have all been associated with readmission within 30 days of discharge.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Senior Nutrition

Celebrating National Senior Center Month

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Sep 4, 2019 11:17:06 AM

September is National Senior Center Month,  and this year's theme is "Senior Centers: The Key To Aging Well."  Senior Centers offer ways to keep older adults active, social, and provide programs to help them to continue to learn and grow. Sharing meals is a popular activity at Senior Centers and provides a vital social interaction that is so important to older adults.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Senior Nutrition, aging in place

Myth Busters: Older Adults DO Prefer to Stay in Their Own Homes!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jul 25, 2019 11:01:00 AM

People may think just because their parents or a family member are older, that they want to sell their homes and move to a senior facility. However, for many seniors, that's not the case. In fact, according to a recent study by AARP, more than 90 percent of older adults prefer to stay in their homes.  The majority of older Americans want to stay in their homes because they are most comfortable with what is familiar. 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Care, Care Managers, Aging Well

Debunking Myths: Fresh vs. Frozen

Posted by Sarah Rogers, MA, RDN, LDN on Jun 27, 2019 10:45:00 AM

With nutritious, wholesome, and convenient dishes in high demand, frozen meals are the perfect solution, yet there is still a commonly held belief that they are just processed and filled with preservatives. And while that may have been true 20 years ago, the food industry has evolved with pressure from health-conscious consumers who are looking for healthier frozen meals that are easier to find and prepare.

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Topics: Fresh vs. Frozen Home Delivered Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Meals for Seniors

Calm Before the Storm - Prepare Now for Hurricane Season!

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jun 19, 2019 11:04:00 AM

With summer upon us, the looming threat of hurricanes is also underway. Atlantic storms typically bring torrential downpours, high winds, power outages, floods, and more. These dangerous and severe conditions make a proper emergency plan critical for your safety and survival.

Now is the time to protect yourself and your family. Not sure where to start? We’re here to help with this simple list of tips.
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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Emergency Preparedness, Shelf-Stable Meals, Disaster

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