Some residents cannot feed themselves properly. Generally, any weight loss of more than ten (10) pounds should concern you. Other symptoms may include not being able to stay awake, multiple urinary tract infections, severe weight loss, and parched lips.
Good nutrition and hydration is essential for everyone. For nursing home residents, eating and drinking can be difficult at times. Some residents may be dependent on others to supply food and water. When nursing homes neglect a patient's nutrition and hydration needs, bed sores, organ failure, shock, coma, urinary tract infections, and even wrongful death can occur.
If you suspect your loved one is suffering from malnutrition or dehydration, contact the nursing home malnutrition lawyers at NST. We know the signs that indicate malnutrition and dehydration.
What should the nursing home do? The nurses, doctors, and aides should make sure patients are fed and get enough liquids. Especially when patients are unable to feed themselves, special care must be taken to feed them.
There is no excuse for failing to feed patients and keep them hydrated. If you suspect that your loved one died from dehydration or malnutrition, talk to our nursing home negligence law firm.
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