Older Adults With Chronic Disease and Food Insecurity in the United States

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J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Dec;47(12):7-11. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20211109-02. Epub 2021 Dec 1.


Food insecurity has emerged as a significant problem for older adults in the United States. Older adults with chronic conditions are particularly vulnerable, as they face a number of physical, psychological, social, and economic barriers related to food purchasing options. The purpose of the current article is to examine the significance of food insecurity in older adults with chronic disease, highlight the barriers and determinates that contribute to the problem, and offer interventions to impact the disparity of food insecurity in this population. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 47(12), 7-11.].

PMID:34846260 | DOI:10.3928/00989134-20211109-02