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Nursing Home Malnutrition And Dehydration

Last updated on June 14, 2024

Two of the most common issues in a nursing home are those of dehydration and malnutrition. Elderly individuals who suffer from these conditions could have a weakened immune system, may be more susceptible to injury and may face mounting health complications. For instance, malnutrition and dehydration could decrease someone’s energy levels, making bedsores and other injuries more likely. Both malnutrition and dehydration are often symptoms of nursing home neglect or outright abuse.

Here at Greenslade Cronk, LLP, we know how delicate this situation can be and how many challenges elderly individuals face in nursing homes. We have spent the last 5-plus years fighting for the rights of those who face neglect and abuse – along with their family members. We are a caring and compassionate firm, but we are your fierce advocate when you need it. We help put an end to neglect and seek proper compensation for medical bills and other damages.

Signs Of Dehydration Or Malnutrition In Nursing Homes

It is important to look for the effects of nursing home malnutrition or dehydration, as they can be a sign of abuse. They could lead to complicated situations like the development of bedsores or even a wrongful death. Potential signs include:

  • Excessive fatigue
  • Mental confusion
  • Memory issues
  • Changes to bowel movements or sleep schedules
  • Development of injuries, like bedsores
  • Unplanned weight loss
  • Onset of anxiety, depression or other mood changes

The burden of proof in nursing home malnutrition or dehydration cases lies with the individual or the family to show that the nursing home staff was neglectful and allowed the dangerous conditions to exist.

How We Can Help Seek Justice For Families

Our experienced team understands that these cases are extremely overwhelming and emotional for the patient’s family, but holding the nursing home accountable can help with the financial burden.

We will work closely with you to help you seek justice, get proper financial compensation and ensure this doesn’t happen to another family. To set up your free consultation, just contact us online or dial 866-605-6149 today.