HOME DELIVERED MEALS

Senior Nutrition Programs

Eligibility for Meals

 

Home-Delivered Meals - Eligible Persons

 

  • Any older person [60 years of age or older] who is *frail and home bound by reason of illness, disability or isolation.

  • A spouse of a person above, regardless of age or condition, if an evaluation [written and a file] concludes that it is in the best interest of the homebound older person.

  • A disabled person who lives at home with older persons if evaluation [written and in file] concludes that it is in the best interest of the homebound older person.

Meal Contributions and Fees

  • An eligible person who receives a meal shall be given the opportunity to contribute to the cost of the meal.

  • No eligible person shall be denied a meal because of failure or inability to contribute.

  • The nutrition contractor shall ensure that the amount of the eligible person's contribution is kept confidential.

*Frail is defined as being dependent on others to perform at least 2 ADLs