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Symptoms of dehydration among the elderly

Posted on January 17, 2015 12:55 pm under Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home residents who are frail and handicapped might not be able to manage their own care and look after themselves. As such, it is important for nursing home workers to assist them with their personal, medical, and nutritional needs. Unfortunately, one of the most disregarded elements of nursing home care is hydration, which increases the risk of adverse health complications among residents.

Here are the signs that your loved one might be suffering from dehydration:

  • Inability to sweat
  • Low urine output
  • Fainting, dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen tongue and dry mouth due to decreased production of saliva
  • Increased thirst

Dehydration can contribute to the quick deterioration of your loved one’s health. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help families whose loved one has experienced abuse or neglect in a nursing home possibly file legal claim against the negligent party involved. To speak with a nursing home abuse attorney in Milwaukee, call our office at (414) 271-0900 today.