Meals on Wheels

A volunteer organization that provides routine nutritious meal delivery for homebound older adults unable to provide meals for themselves. Also known as mobile meals.

More Common Terms

  • Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.
  • Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.
  • Chronic disease A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.

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