The program is temporarily suspended.
Feel free to request Meals on Wheels or discuss other service options
by contacting Information & Assistance 913-715-8861.
The Home Plate nutrition program is a program of the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging supported by the Older Americans Act. The program provides short-term meal service to seniors and retired veterans to assist in their recuperation, decreasing the incidence of hospital readmission.
Nutrition Program Staff
(888) 214-4404 - toll free
Who qualifies for the Home Plate meal program?
Patients age 60+, homebound, and discharging to a home in Johnson County from a participating hospital/rehabilitation facility can be referred for the Home Plate Meal Program by social service staff.
Seniors who have already been receiving the traditional Meals on Wheels program just prior to their hospital admission may restart their Meals on Wheels by calling 913-715-8896.
How do I get started on the Home Plate Meal Program?
If you meet the eligibility requirements and are discharging from a participating hospital/rehabilitation facility, a hospital discharge planner or social work staff member, (or you, or your family/advocate) may make a referral to the program by calling the Information & Assistance line at 913-715-8861. A microwavable 7-day frozen meal pack is available for anyone age 60+ discharging from our participating hospitals.
How much will the meal cost?
Donations are accepted.
When will the Home Plate meals be delivered?
Following a referral to the Home Plate nutrition program, a staff member with the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging will contact the patient to make arrangements to deliver the 7-day frozen meal pack to the patient at home within 72 hours of hospital discharge.
What support will the Nutrition Program staff provide for the Home Plate Nutrition Program?
A nutrition assessment will be made within 3 days of discharge, and follow-up calls will be placed to determine the need for additional services such as the Outreach Nurse Home Visiting Program from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, ongoing nutrition services, or supportive in-home services provided by the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging.
What kind of food will be served?
Eligible seniors referred by social work staff from participating hospitals will receive one 7-day meal plan pack. Each meal includes a meat entree, vegetable, fruit, dessert, and whole wheat bread or cornbread, and milk. Meals are designed to meet the nutritional needs of older adults.