Meals-on-Wheels

About Meals-on-Wheels

Meals-on-Wheels provides hot nutritious meals to older adults and chronically ill persons who are unable to provide meals for themselves. Our caring volunteers and staff deliver meals to the home 365 days a year. This "daily check" gives peace of mind to both recipients and their loved ones. Convenient weekly delivery of frozen meals is avaialable for those who may have frequent medical appointments and treatments.

 

Who We Serve

LifeCare Alliance is proud to assist individuals who are 60 years of age or older, homebound and who reside in Franklin, Marion and Madison counties. We also serve chronically ill individuals who are under the age of 60, if they qualify.

 

It's All About Choice

  • LifeCare Alliance offers a wide variety of menu options:
  • Hot Entree of the day
  • Deli-style boxed lunch
  • Vegetarian entrees
  • Texture modifications: pureed and mechanical soft
  • Kosher entrees

NEW! Frozen Choice meal program. Participants can select their entrees, snacks, beverages, fruits and breads from a wide variety of choices. See sample menu in the Senior Menu box to your left. Please call for more information.

All meals meet 1/3 of the daily nutritional needs of an older adult, and are a tasty combination of lean meats, vegetables, fruits, starches and dairy products.

 

Becoming a Client

Intake information and screening is completed via the telephone. Most decisions on service starts are made at that time or within five business days. Services for hot meal delivery can begin next day if application is processed by noon. Frozen meal delivery service will begin the following week after if the application process. Hot daily meals can be delivered until frozen meal delivery starts. Meals are delivered in an emergency within 24 hours. Please call (614)278-3130 to begin the intake process.

 

Senior Monthly Menus

Our menus are planned by our chefs in conjunction with one of our registered dietitians.  LifeCare Alliance has created complete, nutritionally balanced meals using only the highest quality meats, vegetables, and naturally fresh ingredients to assure the best quality possible.

 

Once prepared, each entree is then quickly taken through a special process to capture and maintain its freshness, flavor and true color.

 

 

Meals-on-Wheels Delivery Volunteer Training Resources

Orientation to meal delivery

Frozen Meal Training update- March 2012

Daily Delivery training update- March 2012

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Continuing Education

NEW! - Interpreting Dog Behavior
Watch this 52-minute session to learn how to interpret dog behavior and interact with clients' pets safely.

Food Safety and Sanitation
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Nutrition for Older Adults
Meals-on-Wheels Overview_Nutritional Guidelines

Safety Tips for Drivers
Safe Driving Tips

 

Communicating with Older Adults

Baby Boomers

The Responsible Generation

Challenges of Communicating with Older Adults

 

United Way Agency

LifeCare Alliance is a charter member of the United Way of Central Ohio.

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Partner With Us

Is your business or organization looking for donation options or volunteer opportunities?  

LifeCare Alliance gladly accepts donations of any size or quantity, and we offer plenty of volunteer programs for your employees to choose from!  

For more information, please contact Michelle Jones at 614-437-2803..

Upcoming Events

  • 26 Aug
    Yoga for ALL 26 Aug 2016 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

    No need to have done yoga before! This class is able to adjust to your different skill and mobility levels. Sign up in Carrie’s Café. Loose clothing is recommended, but not necessary.

  • 26 Aug
    Arthritis Foundation Exercise Classes 26 Aug 2016 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

    Nurse Julie will be leading the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program for six weeks in the activity area at Carrie’s. Chair and range of motion exercises will help you keep moving, improve muscles strength,

  • 29 Aug
    Knitting Group 29 Aug 2016 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Get your fingers moving with our knitting club - they welcome beginners!

  • 31 Aug
    Crafts with Bobbi- Back in Action! 31 Aug 2016 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

    Due to popular demand Bobbi is bringing her talents back to Carrie’s! This class is free, but we need at least 3 people to host it. Space is limited, so sign up at the front desk to participate.

Our Mission
LifeCare Alliance leads our community in
identifying and delivering health and nutrition
services to meet the community's changing needs.
                   

1699 W Mound St.
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mon - Fri
8am - 5pm

P: 614-278-3130
F: 614-278-3143