BTSS is partially funded through the Area Agency on Aging 1-B
through the Office of Services to the Aging, Nutrition
Service Incentive Program (NSIP). BTSS complies with the
terms and regulations of the Title V of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964 as amended in Section 504 of the Social
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Equal opportunity employer
program. Reasonable accommodation is provided upon
notification or request.
BTSS addresses the nutritional needs of area seniors with two
essential programs, “Meals on Wheels” and Nutritional
Supplement. For additional information on either program,
contact Donna DeWitte, R.N., Nutrition Coordinator at
Nutritional supplements are available to area seniors based on
medical necessity. BTSS orders Ensure monthly directly from
the manufacturer at a reduced rate. Prices vary by product.
Talk to your physician and see if a nutritional supplement
is recommended. A physician’s order (prescription) is
required and must include: 1.) the medical reason for liquid
supplementation, 2.) the product type and number of cans to
be consumed per day and 3.) your weight. The physician’s
order must be renewed every six months. Additionally, a home
visit may be required for program participation.
“Meals on Wheels”
Current Hot Menu
BTSS provides “Meals on Wheels” (MOW) to homebound (generally
unable to drive or leave the home independently with ease
and safety or to prepare complete meals) seniors 60+. Meals
are delivered by volunteer drivers Monday through Friday
between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. The current suggested
donation is $4.50 per hot meal (price reflects partial
funding provided by Area Agency on Aging 1B).
Meals on Wheels FAQs
1. What is “Meals on Wheels”?
“Meals on Wheels” is a service offered to homebound seniors
(generally unable to drive or leave the home independently
with ease and safety or to prepare complete meals) within
the service area of BTSS.
2. Who is eligible?
To be eligible for “Meals on Wheels”, the client must be: a
person 60 years of age or older; or be the spouse of a
person 60 years of age of older or be an individual with
disabilities who resides in a non-institutional household
with a person eligible for and receiving MOW. For additional
eligibility criteria please contact BTSS at 248.723.3500 or
send an email to
3. How do I apply?
You or a family member may apply by telephone 248.723.3500
or complete the Nutrition Services Request Form and send it
to BTSS via email atHomemeals@bloomfieldtwp.org,
mail or fax it to (248.723.3519). When BTSS receives a
request for home delivered meals the call and/or information
is forwarded to the Nutrition Coordinator. The Nutrition
Coordinator will call the potential recipient to obtain
information regarding indications of need (reason for meal
request, health status, assistance devices), eligibility
requirements, and to explain the program.
4. What is the cost?
The federal government recognizes $7.00 as the value of one
home delivered meal. However, federal funds only provide
approximately 8% of that amount to BTSS through the Area
Agency on Aging 1-B. The current suggested client donation
is $4.50 per hot meal. Contributions are appreciated and are
essential to the operation of the program.
5. How soon can I start?
Delivery of meals can generally begin approximately 2-3
weeks after the request is received. If your home is on a
route that is currently full, you may be placed on a waiting
list. Please note that the ”Meals on Wheels” program is not
an emergency food service.
6. How nutritious are the meals?
The meals are planned to provide 1/3 of the USDA recommended
daily nutrition for older adults. Please click on the MENU
link on the BTSS Transportation and Nutrition Services page
to view a sample menu. The meals are prepared and packaged
offsite and delivered to BTSS each morning.
7. Can you accommodate special diets?
Every meal is low sodium in that there is no added salt to
food during the preparation process. In order to limit the
sodium content of the meal, cured or processed meats are
served no more than once a week. Meals are
“diabetic-friendly” in that fruit is served as the dessert.
8. Is the meal delivered hot or cold?
Current Hot Menu
The meal is delivered hot and can be served at that time or
can be re-heated later that day. Reheating may reduce taste
or visual appeal.
9. When are the meals delivered?
The meals will be delivered between 10:00 AM -12:00 noon,
Monday – Friday.
10. Do I have to receive meals Monday through Friday?
No. Meal service can be arranged for any consistent
combination of days (Monday – Friday). Clients must agree to
be home during this period or call 2 business in advance to
11. Who delivers the meals?
The meals are delivered by trained, screened volunteers from
the community. Volunteers do not handle payments or schedule
12. Can the driver leave the meal if I am not home?
No. The driver will not leave a meal unattended. Food safety
guidelines do not allow us to leave the meals if no one is
Additionally, part of our mission is to see each client for
each delivery. If the client does not respond to our
attempts to deliver their scheduled meal, BTSS will call the
client’s emergency contacts.
13. What if I have to cancel a meal?
To avoid invoicing, if you find that you will not be home to
accept your meal, please contact us at 248.723.3500 at least
two business days in advance in order for us to cancel your
meal with our supplier. Should an emergency occasion
suddenly arise in which you must be away from home, please
call us at any time of the day or night so that we do not
send a volunteer driver to your home. Feel free to leave a
voice message as messages are checked regularly.
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