Maintaining good nutrition is critical for older adults to reduce the risk of disease and stay strong. However, as people age, it can become more challenging to eat healthily. Health issues and reduced activity levels can lead to a decreased appetite, making meal planning and preparation more difficult.
There are several common barriers that older adults face when trying to maintain a healthy diet. These include decreased appetite, difficulty planning and preparing meals, and lack of access to healthy food options. To overcome these challenges, it’s important to seek out local resources and support.
Parkview Health offers a local resources database that connects older adults with assistance for food, housing, health services, transportation, and legal support. This resource can help you find the support you need to maintain good nutrition and improve your overall health. Additionally, the Parkview Residency Center provides an 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, you’ll be able to develop an individualized care plan tailored specifically to your needs.
For more information on Parkview Health’s local resources database or the Parkview Residency Center, visit parkview.com/ResidencyFAQs. It’s important to remember that this information should not replace the advice of a doctor and is copyright material adapted with permission from Healthwise, Incorporated.