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Ethical Issues in Human Services Organizations

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Ethical Issues in Human Services Organizations

Nutritional well-being plays an essential role in the overall health, independence, and quality of life of older persons as well as disabled persons. This nation has a responsibility to at risk populations such as the elderly. Today, there are close to 6 million seniors in the United States facing the threat of hunger. Some of these citizens were raised during the Great Depression, they went on to protect our independence in the Second World War and won the cold war. America's older citizens have been called the greatest generation by many. It is morally wrong that the citizens that built this country should suffer starvation in this land of plenty, which they helped to form. Our country prides itself on taking care of other countries but tend to ignore the needs of its own citizens. We would much rather spend our money overseas to help a child in need than to reach out to our elderly or disabled neighbors and give them a hand. Studies show that many older citizens aren't eating well. Those who may have lost their teeth find it hard to chew while others may have disabilities or functional impairments and are unable to shop for groceries or cook for themselves. Some either do not understand about the types of food that they need to help keep them healthy or simply cannot afford to buy the appropriate foods. For older citizens, poor nutrition can lead to weight loss, debilitation, and lessened immunity to disease, confusion, increased frailty and weakness. Blue Plate Delivery meals offer a solution to a family's worry about a loved one's poor eating habits or lack of ability to cook for themselves. Blue Plate Deliveries promotes health and supports the option of independence by preparing and delivering nutritious, inexpensive meals to people in need. Our foundation intends to carry out its mission through an assortment of activities, specifically public awareness-building, education, fundraising, and...

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