Dehydration And Malnutrition In Ohio Nursing Homes

Making sure that seniors are well-nourished and that they consume sufficient fluids to remain healthy is one of the simpler tasks that face nursing homes and their staff. Unfortunately, all too often seniors are neglected by staff or failures in care occur and seniors become malnourished or dehydrated.

  • Dehydration — Dehydration can begin taking a toll on a senior in a relatively short amount of time. A healthy human being can only go several days without water. The most likely scenario is not that a senior will have no access to fluids; rather, he or she will not receive enough fluids. Living in an extended state of dehydration can have a serious impact on anyone's health.
  • Malnutrition — Not receiving enough nutrition will not have as dramatic an impact as dehydration. But, it can also be harder to detect.

The effects of dehydration and malnutrition are made worse by other medical conditions. For example, if your senior loved one is diabetic, malnutrition and dehydration can have a major, even fatal, impact. Even for those not suffering from other health conditions, dehydration and malnutrition can create harmful chemical imbalances.

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When a loved one has suffered malnutrition or dehydration in a nursing home, you need to know that your attorneys offer the best chance of truly helping your senior loved one. Turn to the skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys of Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our nursing home negligence attorneys, call 614-360-2706 or toll free at 866-856-0433, or simply contact us online.

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