Eating a nutritious diet is crucial for older adults to maintain their strength and reduce the risk of illness. However, as people age, it can become more difficult to eat healthily. Health problems and decreased activity levels can lead to a decrease in appetite and make meal planning and preparation more challenging.
One of the main barriers to healthy eating for older adults is decreased appetite. In addition, difficulty planning and preparing meals can also be a problem. Lack of access to healthy food options can also be an issue.
Fortunately, there are resources available to help older adults overcome these barriers and maintain good nutrition. Parkview Health offers a local resources database that connects seniors with assistance for food, housing, health services, transportation, and legal support. Additionally, the Parkview Residency Center provides the opportunity for individuals to have a resident physician as part of their care team. This allows for an individualized care plan with oversight by highly qualified physicians and access to the latest health information and treatments.
For more information about how Parkview Health can help older adults maintain good nutrition, visit parkview.com/ResidencyFAQs. It’s important to note that this information should not replace medical advice from a doctor and is copyright material adapted with permission from Healthwise, Inc