Dehydration and malnutrition are common but less obvious contributors to unnecessary illnesses and injuries for nursing home residents. Most nursing home residents are seniors citizens with significant pre-existing medical issues and experiencing malnutrition and dehydration makes all of the problems associated with those conditions that much worse. Maintaining adequate hydration and nutritional levels are required by federal regulations and are not technically challenging most of the time – yet nursing homes fail to do so far too often.
Dehydration And Malnutrition Can Create A Deadly Nursing Home Environment
Illinois Nursing Home Lawyer Barry G. Doyle discusses the dangers of dehydration and malnutrition in nursing homes, which can be signs of nursing home neglect.