Independence and dignity start with a single meal

VNA Meals on Wheels nourishes the whole person by providing food, friendship, and a daily safety check to help our homebound neighbors age in place. See how your investment makes a real impact on our community and changes lives.

Exploring the Full Impact of Meals on Wheels

One in five hospital discharges is complicated by an adverse event within 30 days which often leads to emergency room visits and ultimately, readmissions. Research suggests anywhere between 44-76% of hospital readmissions are preventable. The daily nutrition and socialization Meals on Wheels provides keeps seniors healthier and able to stay at home. Use the tool to the right to see how VNA Meals on Wheels improves health outcomes for our clients and saves money for the community as a whole.

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Click below to see the long-term impact of Meals on Wheels in Dallas County.

Community Benefits

Metric

No Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

Improvement

Cost of cardiovascular disease

$M

$M

$M saved

Cost of dementia

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$M

$M saved

Cost of diabetes

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$M

$M saved

Cost of nursing home

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$M

$M saved

Re-admission rates
(30 Day)

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%

% reduction

Total hospitalizations

fewer

Reduction in loneliness

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% reduction

Exploring the Full Impact of Meals on Wheels

VNA helps seniors stay in their own homes, where they want to be, which is far less costly than alternatives like nursing homes. A recent study by the Center for Effective Government showed that every $1 invested in Meals on Wheels can result in up to $50 in Medicaid savings. See how your investment makes a difference.

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Total individuals supported

Individuals supported for a full year

individuals

Community Benefits

Metric

No Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

Improvement

Cost of cardiovascular disease

$

$

$ saved

Cost of dementia

$

$

$ saved

Cost of diabetes

$

$

$ saved

Cost of nursing home

$

$

$ saved

Re-admission rates
(30 Day)

%

%

% reduction

Total hospitalizations

fewer

Your investment can deliver cost savings of:

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