The Isabella County Commission on Aging manages the Home Delivered Meals Program in both Isabella County.
The Home Delivered Meals Program provides nutritionally balanced meals to individuals who are 60 years of age or older, the spouse of someone over the age of 60 or an individual with disabilities who resides in a non-institutional household with a person who is eligible for and receiving Home Delivered Meals.
There is no income eligibility requirement for this program. However, the individual who receives Home Delivered Meals must be homebound (does not leave their home under normal circumstances), physically or mentally unable to attend a Congregate Meal Site or unable to adequately prepare their own meals.
Each recipient of the program will receive a comprehensive assessment, which will be conducted by a Case Manager from the Commission on Aging. The assessment will include basic personal information on the recipient, as well as their functional status, a history of their supporting resources and finally a recording of their identified needs.
The Home Delivered Meals Program is provided to the recipient on a donation basis. At the current time the requested donation is $2.50 per meal. If the recipient is unable to pay the donation the Home Delivered Meal Program will not be withdrawn. The program is based on need, not the client's ability to pay.