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Meals on Wheels
A volunteer organization that provides routine nutritious meal delivery for homebound older adults unable to provide meals for themselves. Also known as mobile meals.
Medicaid
A state program that is financed at both the state and federal level that provides medical benefits for low-income people in need of care.
Medical Alert & Call Systems
Also known as Emergency Response Systems. An electronic system or device that connects an individual to assistance in an emergency.
Medicare
A federal health insurance program for individuals 65 and over, disabled individuals under the age of 65, and those needing kidney transplants or renal dialysis. Consumers contribute to the costs of Medicare through premiums, deductibles and co-payments.
Medicare Part D
Also known as the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Medicare owners can elect this higher coverage to receive discounts on certain prescription drugs.
Medication Management
Identification and counseling regarding the medication regime that individuals are using including prescription and over the counter medications, vitamins and home remedies.

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