Maintaining good nutrition is essential for older adults to maintain their strength and reduce the risk of disease. 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 eat healthy. These include decreased appetite, difficulty planning and preparing meals, and lack of access to healthy food options. However, finding local resources and support can be helpful in overcoming these barriers and maintaining good nutrition.
Parkview Health offers 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 the opportunity to have a resident physician as part of your care team. This allows for an individualized care plan with oversight by highly qualified physicians and access to the latest health information and treatments.
If you are an older adult looking for ways to maintain good nutrition, Parkview Health’s local resources database can be a valuable resource. Visit parkview.com/ResidencyFAQs for more information on how you can connect with local resources and receive personalized care from a resident physician at the Parkview Residency Center.
It is important to note that this information should not replace the advice of a doctor and is copyright material adapted with permission from Healthwise Incorporated.
In conclusion, eating healthy is crucial for older adults’ well-being but it can be challenging due to various reasons such as decreased appetite or difficulty in meal planning or preparation. However, finding local resources and support can help overcome these barriers