Healthy eating is crucial for older adults to maintain strength and reduce the risk of disease. However, as people age, it can become more difficult to eat nutritiously. Various health issues and reduced activity levels can cause a decreased appetite, making meal planning and preparation more challenging.
There are several common barriers to healthy eating for older adults, including decreased appetite, difficulty in meal planning and preparation, and lack of access to healthy food options. To overcome these challenges, finding local resources and support can be helpful.
Parkview Health has a local resources database that connects older adults with assistance for food, housing, health services, transportation, and legal support. Additionally, the Parkview Residency Center provides an opportunity for residents 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 Parkview Health’s resources for older adults, visit parkview.com/ResidencyFAQs. It’s essential to note that this information should not replace the advice of a doctor and is copyright material adapted with permission from Healthwise Inc.