Eating a healthy diet 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, and meal planning and preparation can become more difficult.
To help overcome these challenges, it’s crucial to find local resources and support. Several common barriers to healthy eating for older adults include decreased appetite, difficulty planning and preparing meals, and lack of access to healthy food options. However, with the right support, these obstacles can be overcome.
One such resource is Parkview Health’s local resources database, which connects older adults with assistance for food, housing, health services, transportation, and legal support. Additionally, the Parkview Residency Center offers 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 these resources and how they can help you maintain good nutrition in your golden years, visit parkview.com/ResidencyFAQs. Remember that this information should not replace the advice of a doctor and is copyright material adapted with permission from Healthwise Incorporated.