Older adults require good nutrition to maintain strength and reduce the risk of disease, but as people age, it can become challenging to eat healthily. Health issues and reduced activity levels can lead to a decreased appetite, making meal planning and preparation more difficult. Several common barriers to healthy eating for older adults include decreased appetite, difficulty planning and preparing meals, and lack of access to healthy food options.
To overcome these barriers and maintain good nutrition, older adults can find local resources and support. Parkview Health offers a local resources database that connects individuals with assistance for food, housing, health services, transportation, and legal support. The Parkview Residency Center also provides the opportunity to have a resident physician as part of your care team. With oversight by highly qualified physicians and access to the latest health information and treatments, this individualized care plan ensures that seniors receive the best possible care.
For more information on Parkview Health’s local resources database or the Parkview Residency Center, visit parkview.com/ResidencyFAQs. Remember that this information should not replace advice from a doctor and is copyright material adapted with permission from Healthwise Incorporated.