Family members know how difficult it is to ensure an older parent maintains a nutritious diet. After all, seniors face multiple challenges and nutrition and maintaining elderly health is at the top.
Since many older adults live with at least one chronic condition, eating and enjoying meals can be affected by medications. Their appetites and taste buds will diminish by the meds they consume. And if a person is recovering from a surgery, a patient may lose interest in eating altogether.
These problems can mean your parent may not flourish.
Living alone poses another significant challenge. Deteriorating mental or physical health limits the ability to engage in social activities. And if the person has no children or the children live far away from them, that increases the risk of social isolation.READ MORE