Sometimes the best trip is no trip. The following list of resources may be of use if you or a loved one is unable to leave home due to illness, injury or pain.
Food and Grocery
Home Delivered Meals Program: Senior Nutrition Services provides senior citizens with nutritionally sound hot meals delivered directly to their homes five days a week.
NetGrocer: A nationwide delivery service for non-perishable groceries, health and beauty supplies. Netgrocer is a great way to make sure you or someone you care for can get the food they need no matter where you live.
Netflix: Netflix is the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. For about US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed over the Internet to PCs, Macs and TVs.
VGO: VGo enables you to go to where you need to be – instantly. No planning a trip or scheduling someone else’s time or extracting yourself from a particular environment. Even though you’re not there, you’re in control. VGo enables you to travel somewhere without the inconveniences of today’s physical modes of travel .
The Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services program provides Veterans of all ages the opportunity to choose services to receive at home. The Veteran and their caregiver manage a flexible budget and decide what mix of services will best meet the Veteran’s personal care needs. The Veteran can decide to hire their own personal care aides, including family or neighbors, and purchase items or services to live independently in the community.
Did You Know...
About 1 in 20 individuals over age 65 is functionally or cognitively disabled to the extent that office-based medical care is inaccessible. An equal number but smaller percentage of people under age 65 is also homebound.
The fastest growing population segment consists of people over age 85, of which 40 percent cannot perform one or more activity of daily living.