Maintaining good nutrition is crucial for older adults to preserve their strength and minimize the risk of illness. However, as people age, eating healthily can become increasingly challenging. Health issues and decreased activity levels can result in a reduced appetite, making meal planning and preparation more difficult.
Several common barriers to healthy eating for seniors include decreased appetite, difficulty preparing meals, and limited access to nutritious foods. Finding local resources and support can be helpful in overcoming these obstacles and maintaining a healthy diet.
Parkview Health offers a comprehensive database of local resources to assist seniors with food, housing, healthcare services, transportation, and legal support. Additionally, the Parkview Residential Center provides the opportunity to have a resident physician as part of your care team. This enables an individualized care plan under the supervision of highly qualified physicians and access to the latest health information and treatments.
For more information on Parkview Health’s local resources and services for seniors, visit parkview.com/ResidenceFAKs. It’s important to note that this information should not be used as a substitute for medical advice, and copyrighted material is adapted with permission from Healthvise Incorporated.