Six County Association of Governments

250 N Main St
Richfield, UT 84701
(385) 286-5559

Program Eligibility

Meals-on-Wheels helps seniors remain in their own homes by providing hot lunchtime meals for those age 60+. We provide a safety check for our seniors, giving peace-of-mind to family members who must work during the day. If in the unlikely event a senior needs immediate medical assistance, drivers and volunteers will call 911 and remain with the senior until help arrives.

Service Days:

Meals are delivered Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. The number of service delivery days is dependent upon need.

Special diets and (limited) liquid meals are available for those at higher nutritional risk.

Eligibility:

60 years of age or older and homebound, and the caregiver spouse of the homebound senior, and the disabled child of a homebound senior. Homebound is someone that is unable to leave their home without assistance. Those individuals who still drive and get out into the community are not considered homebound. Meals-on-Wheels encourages those that are not homebound to participate in lunch at their senior center.

Fees & Charges:

  • Fees are not charged for this program.
  • A contribution of $2.50 per meal is a suggested donation for both congregate and home delivered meals.

Contact Information:

Six County Office Hours – Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Prior to beginning Meals-on-Wheels, a staff member will visit the senior’s home to assess their needs and make a final determination for eligibility. A waiting period for services may apply due to insufficient funding or delivery capacity.

Service levels will depend on the ability of the older individual to help themselves, and the capacities of family members and caregivers in and out of the home to provide assistance.

Some areas are considered under-served in that Seniors may qualify for the program but delivery may not be available. Alternative delivery methods may be considered. Some routs may be put on hold if total numbers fail to meet minimums.

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

AAAs Serve Communities

One of the OAA’s (Older Americans Act) foundational principles is that the programs and services created to help support consumers in their homes and communities are customized to meet their individual needs. There’s nothing one-size-fits-all about AAAs or the services they offer their clients!

Roles of all AAAs: Assess community needs and develop and fund programs that respond to those needs; educate and provide direct assistance to consumers about available community resources for long-term services and supports; serve as portals to care by assessing multiple service needs, determining eligibility, authorizing or purchasing services and monitoring the appropriateness and cost effectiveness of services; and demonstrate responsible fiscal stewardship by maximizing use of public and private funding to serve as many consumers as possible.

All AAAs offer five core services under the OAA:

ELDER RIGHTS includes abuse prevention and long-term care ombudsman programs

CAREGIVERS

NUTRITION

HEALTH & WELLNESS

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

  • Information and referral
  • In-home services
  • Homemaker & chore services
  • Transportation
  • Case management
  • Home modification
  • Legal services

Programs include:

In Home:

  • Alternatives
  • Caregiver
  • Medicaid Waiver
  • 3-B

Senior Center Services:

  • Senior Transportation
  • Senior Services (Vary by center)

Volunteer Services:

  • RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)
  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax assistance)
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

Other Programs and Services:

  • Senior Medicare Patrol -Medicare fraud education
  • Senior Health insurance Program
  • LTC Ombudsman
  • Veteran Transportation Legal Services Preventative Health

Meals Assistance

Program Eligibility

Meals-on-Wheels helps seniors remain in their own homes by providing hot lunchtime meals for those age 60+. We provide a safety check for our seniors, giving peace-of-mind to family members who must work during the day. If in the unlikely event a senior needs immediate medical assistance, drivers and volunteers will call 911 and remain with the senior until help arrives.

Service Days:

Meals are delivered Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. The number of service delivery days is dependent upon need.

Special diets and (limited) liquid meals are available for those at higher nutritional risk.

Eligibility:

60 years of age or older and homebound, and the caregiver spouse of the homebound senior, and the disabled child of a homebound senior. Homebound is someone that is unable to leave their home without assistance. Those individuals who still drive and get out into the community are not considered homebound. Meals-on-Wheels encourages those that are not homebound to participate in lunch at their senior center.

Fees & Charges:

  • Fees are not charged for this program.
  • A contribution of $2.50 per meal is a suggested donation for both congregate and home delivered meals.

Call Six County Association of Governments now at (385) 286-5559

Call Six County Association of Governments

(385) 286-5559