Good nutrition helps form a solid foundation for healthy, happy seniors and their families.
Since 1968, when Neighborly started the first federally funded Meals on Wheels program in the nation, we have been helping thousands of seniors to remain in their homes, simply by ensuring that they receive proper nutrition.
Neighborly also recognizes the importance of socialization, along with nutritious meals. Thus, our Senior Dining program, which began in 1973, provides "food for the soul" for thousands of participants each year.
Neighborly Care Network's Nutrition Services program includes:
With Nutrition Risk Reduction service, Neighborly's licensed dietitians conduct a Nutritional Assessment and Evaluation of clients identified as being at high risk of malnutrition. A dietitian works with the client to develop and implement a Care Plan. The plan includes follow-up visits to the senior by the dietitian to ensure there is positive progression in the senior's nutritional recovery.
Fees and Payment Options
Nutrition Risk Reduction Counseling: $50.00 per hour
(provided by a licensed dietitian)
Neighborly also offers one-on-one Nutrition Counseling by licensed dietitians. Often, seniors at risk of malnourishment just need to be taught the basics of maintaining a healthy diet. Once aware of the healthiest foods for their particular situations, seniors can independently maintain good nutritional health.
Nutrition Services funding sources include:
Older Americans Act
- Medicaid Waiver
- Community Care for the Elderly
- United Way
- County and Municipal Grants
Private donations and support are also a big help.
Call Neighborly's Nutrition office at (727) 756-1001 to discuss nutrition services and financial assistance possibilities.