Healthy eating is crucial for older adults to maintain strength and reduce the risk of disease, but it can be challenging as people age. Health issues and reduced activity levels can lead to a decreased appetite, making meal planning and preparation more difficult.
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 resources and support, these barriers can be overcome.
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 an 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 Parkview’s resources for older adults, visit parkview.com/ResidencyFAQs. It is essential to remember that this information should not replace medical advice from a doctor and is copyright material adapted with permission from Healthwise Incorporated.