Who can receive a meal?
Anybody, a referral from a doctor or other healthcare professional is not necessary.
What does a meal consist of?
Soup, main course, sweet and fruit juice.
What is the cost?
The above items can be chosen and are priced individually - you decide on a regular order that suits your needs. Clients eligible for the government subsidy pay from $10.50 for the four item package. If you do not qualify for the subsidy the cost begins at $10.00 for a main meal only.
What time is my meal delivered?
Meals are normally delivered in time for lunch every weekday including some Public Holidays, with weekend meals being sent out on a Friday.
Do I have to take meals every day?
No – from one day to seven days a week or anywhere in between, the choice is entirely yours and you can cancel at any time. There is no contract or means test.
Who delivers my meal?
Deliveries are made either by dedicated volunteers or one of our part time drivers.
How and when do I pay?
Monday for the coming week - direct debit or internet bank transfer is preferred.
What happens if I have a hospital or doctors appointment, or am going out for a day?
Please advise the office, preferably the previous working day, and we can leave your meal with a friend or neighbour, or cancel your meal for the day and credit any pre-payment.
How do I arrange to receive meals?
One phone call is all it takes, and our service is flexible enough to deliver the same day if necessary! A person can ring on their own behalf or be referred by a neighbour, carer, friend, doctor, hospital, family or anybody.
My Aged Care (1800 200 422 or www.myagedcare.gov.au)
To receive the government subsidised pricing you must ultimately be registered with My Aged Care. However, meal deliveries can be started immediately if there is an urgent requirement and while the MAC registration process is completed.
Who can order from Meals on Wheels?
Full priced meals are available to anybody, regardless of age or circumstance, or if you choose not to register with My Aged Care. A wide selection of attractive frozen meals are also available for collection from each of our branches - Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm.
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