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 nutritious meals. If you have health issues or can no longer be active, you may not feel as hungry as before. Additionally, planning and preparing meals can be more difficult. Here are some common barriers that older adults face when it comes to healthy eating, along with strategies to help you overcome them:
One common challenge is finding local resources for assistance with food, housing, healthcare services, transportation, and legal aid. Parkview Health can connect you with the best resources in your community. You can search their local resources database by visiting parkviewhealth.com/resources.
Another barrier is having a resident physician as part of your internal medicine care team. The Parkview Residency Center offers this unique opportunity to have a resident physician on your care team. With access to an individualized care plan overseen by two highly qualified physicians, the latest health information, practices, and treatments, and focused attention on helping you achieve your health goals such as understanding personal test results, having a resident physician on your care team can make all the difference in your overall well-being. To learn more about this program visit parkviewhealthcom/ResidencyFAQs
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