Who Can Receive Meals on Wheels?

Anyone can use this service, but there are many people for whom Meals on Wheels is completely or partially subsidized. We will try to fit you in with any subsidized meal program that we can. If you ever have any concerns about qualifying for the service, please call the Meals on Wheels office.

 

 

Am I Eligible for PVI Meals on Wheels?

Our services are geared primarily toward serving meals to low-income seniors. To be eligible for our subsidized services, you must be:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • Living in San Mateo County
  • Additional factors contributing to eligibility include:
    • Being homebound or needing help leaving your home
    • Unable to prepare meals or shop for yourself
    • Recent hospital stay or ongoing health problems
    • Primarily living alone

 

This program is available to qualified adults who are 60+, primarily homebound, and unable to shop for and/or prepare meals for themselves and/or lack caregiver assistance that can aid in the provision of meals. Quarterly in-home and/or telephone reassessment are required. These meals are partially funded by San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services and the Older Americans Act. There is no charge to you for these meals; however, any donation would be greatly appreciated.

This program is available to individuals that are between the ages of 18-59 with a disability. They must be homebound because of incapacitating disability and/or illness; lack caregiver assistance; can live at home if meals are provided, but unable to prepare or obtain nutritious meals; and be assessed with a nutritional risk rating of 6+ (per California Department of Aging definition). Quarterly in-home and/or telephone reassessment are required. These individuals must pay $2.00 per meal.

This program is available to adults who are discharged from Sequoia Hospital. Meals on Wheels provides meals to adults age 50 and over, who have been identified by Sequoia Hospital staff as needing additional support to have a safe transition home and who are in danger of re-hospitalization. Program participants do not need to be homebound and may have caregiver assistance. The service is limited to a maximum of 4 weeks. There is no charge to you for these meals; we would appreciate a donation if you are able to do so.

This program is for San Mateo County residents age 65 and older who are patients at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. The program supports older adults in their journey from leaving the hospital to achieving wellness at home, in harmony with their goals and preferences. This program is designed to help people who may need extra support upon leaving the hospital.

This program is available to adults who are discharged from San Mateo Medical Center. Meals on Wheels provides meals to adults age 50 and over, who have been identified by San Mateo Medical Center staff as needing additional support to have a safe transition home and who are in danger of re-hospitalization. Program participants do not need to be home bound and may have caregiver assistance. The service is limited to a maximum of 4 weeks. There is no charge to you for these meals; we would appreciate a donation if you are able to do so.

For clients who do not meet the eligibility guidelines for subsidized meals or who want the benefit of a safety check and a nutritionally balanced hot meal delivered to their home, they may purchase home delivered meals from PVI Meals on Wheels. There are no age or disability requirements. One in-home visit is required at the beginning of meal service.  Private Pay clients pay the full cost of each meal. An invoice for the full cost of the delivered meal will be mailed to the client each month.

Meals on Wheels is made possible by generous donations from the community. Any amount goes to ensure that the program continues for years to come.

Older adults (over the age of 60) will receive a donation request with a postage-paid, addressed envelope each month. The suggested donation for seniors is $4.75 each meal or $23.75 per week for 5 days’ worth of meals.  Any contribution amount is greatly appreciated.

Disabled adults (age 18-59) are required to pay $2 per meal. An invoice with a postage-paid, addressed envelope will be mailed to the client each month. An additional donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated.

PVI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent the law permits.  For more information about donations or to donate stock, a car, or other property, contact PVI at (650) 326-0665 ext. 5002 or cberry@penvol.org.

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To learn more about our Meals on Wheels program and the benefits that we provide, please call 650-323-2022 or click on profile.

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