As people age, maintaining good nutrition becomes even more crucial to maintain strength and reduce the risk of disease. However, it can be challenging for older adults to eat healthily due to health issues, reduced activity levels, and a decreased appetite. Several common barriers to healthy eating for older adults include difficulty planning and preparing meals, lack of access to healthy food options, and decreased appetite.
Fortunately, there are resources available to help overcome these barriers and maintain good nutrition. Parkview Health offers a local resources database that connects older adults 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. 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 on how you can access these resources visit parkview.com/ResidencyFAQs. It’s important to remember that this information is not a substitute for medical advice from a doctor and is copyright material adapted with permission from Healthwise Incorporated.