March is National Nutrition Month, which means it’s a great time to make sure your aging loved one is getting the vital nutrients their body so desperately needs.

Good nutrition is important at any age, but many Americans aged 65-and-over don’t eat enough of the nutrient-rich foods that their bodies need. Malnutrition in the elderly can be caused by lack of appetite, swallowing difficulties, poor mobility and other issues. Aging in place seniors that get malnourished oftentimes end up in the hospital and some lose their independence as a result.

Why Do Seniors Get Malnourished?

The Mayo Clinic identifies