Akron, OH (November 15, 2019) – Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio, a program of VANTAGE Aging, has expanded its menu to include therapeutic meals for clients in its three-county service area. Therapeutic meals are designed for individuals with a chronic medical diagnosis that require a more specialized diet.
Therapeutic meal options include:
RENAL: These meals are designed for individuals experiencing kidney disorders and in need of a low-sodium diet. The meals are frozen and delivered in packs of 7. The cost is based on a $5.75-8.75 sliding fee scale per meal. Example Meal: rosemary chicken with spring vegetables and cinnamon apples.
CARDIAC: These meals are designed for individuals who need heart-healthy diets. Meals are frozen and delivered in packs of 7. The cost is based on a $5.75-8.75 sliding fee scale per meal. Example Meal: chipotle meatloaf with green beans and red-skinned potatoes.
PUREED: These meals are designed for individuals that need an easy-to-swallow diet. Meals are frozen and delivered in packs of 5. The cost is based on a $5.75-8.75 sliding fee scale per meal. Example Meal: fish with carrots and pineapples, banana pudding, and yogurt.
Therapeutic meals are newly offered in addition to Meals on Wheels’ other meal options. Clients in either Summit or Stark and Wayne Counties have a range of meal types to accommodates their needs. From daily hot meals to packs of delicious frozen meals, clients and caregivers can rest assured that healthy meals for better nutrition are being delivered.
All meals are approved by a licensed dietitian. Meals can be delivered on a short-term basis, while someone recovers from a surgery or hospital stay, for example, or meals can be delivered long-term. In addition to home-delivered options, all three Counties offer congregate dining locations so that more mobile clients are able to dine together in a social setting.
For more information about Meals on Wheels’ meal options or to make a referral, please contact VANTAGE Aging at 330-515-5605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About VANTAGE Aging: VANTAGE Aging provides high-quality programs to empower the economic, social, physical, and mental well-being of adults as they age. Non-medical in-home care is provided by Home Wellness Solutions. Behavioral Health Solutions offers mental health counseling and treatment for alcohol and other drug use issues to adults age 45 and older. Job training for low-income adults age 55 and older is offered through the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Evidenced-based volunteering to meet local and national needs is provided by RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers. Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio provides home-delivered and congregate meals to provide nutritional support to the homebound and disabled. Overall, VANTAGE’s programs come together to offer a path for positive aging. Founded in 1975 as a senior citizen program, VANTAGE has since become an