Older adults don't always get the nutrition they need. If you're concerned your loved one isn't getting adequate nutrition, there could be a number of contributing factors. As we age, our metabolism slows down, which means seniors simply may not feel as hungry as they once were. Seniors often find it a task to grocery shop and prepare meals. In some cases, even the mere thought of eating alone is unappealing and they'd rather snack or skip meals altogether. As a caregiver, it's important to recognize the signs of inadequate nutrition and step in to help.