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

  • Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRCs) A residential community that offers a continuum of care from private apartments to skilled nursing care at the same location. It is designed to meet changing needs while allowing residents to avoid relocating.
  • Spend Down A requirement that an individual use up most of his or her own income to meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
  • Discharge Planner A social worker or nurse who assists a patient with health care arrangements following a hospital stay.

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