Meals on Wheels Expanded Assessment: Southern Maine Agency on Aging

Meals on Wheels Expanded Assessment: Southern Maine Agency on Aging

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) https://www.smaaa.org/index.html created an expanded version of their Meals on Wheels (MOW) assessment with the vision of identifying people living alone with dementia without adequate support and connecting them to other services. This expanded assessment stresses the importance of screening for cognitive impairment. It aims to identify people who need certain resources and connect them to those resources. It addresses the social determinants of health, isolation, transportation, falls, and more. The Southern Maine Agency on Aging also adapted the Crisis to Thriving Scale for use with people living alone with dementia. With the Dementia Crisis to Thriving Scale the respondent rates the person’s level of risk on several domains such as food security, in-home care, and falls risk.

Keywords: Meals on Wheels, MOW, home delivered meals, live alone, alone, identification, screening, Southern Maine Agency on Aging

Link:
• Dementia Crisis to Thriving Scale: https://nadrc.acl.gov/node/141