Dehydration in Nursing Homes
New York Personal Injury Lawyers
It takes very little for an elderly individual to become dehydrated, especially
when living in a nursing home or assisted care facility. Simply going
without water for seemingly short periods, staying in warm rooms for extended
time, or even experience increases in body temperature can quickly result
in dehydration. With this in mind, nursing home care providers need to
take extra caution when monitoring the hydration levels of their residents.
It is their responsibility to ensure all individuals receive adequate
fluids and do not suffer the risk of dehydration.
If you believe your elderly loved one is suffering from dehydration,
call our New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP today. We proudly serve clients throughout
the five boroughs.
Why Hydration Is Extremely Important
It is important, especially with the elderly, to maintain proper levels
of fluid in the body. Even just a 10% reduction of fluids in an elderly
person can pose a serious risk of harm. If there is a 20% reduction of
fluids, it may lead to death in serious cases.
Unfortunately, dehydration has become a serious problem at nursing homes
and similar facilities. There are far too many stories of family members
visiting nursing home residents, only to see pitchers completely void
of water or far out of reach for their loved ones. Furthermore, there
are countless cases where elderly residents have been left in excessively
warm or humid rooms for extended periods of time, greatly increasing the
risk of dehydration. These are all concerning signs that an elderly loved
one may be in danger of dehydration due to nursing home neglect.
Contact Our Firm for Reliable Guidance
As experienced nursing home attorneys, we can immediately get to work bringing
justice to your case. Our firm understands how overwhelming and trying
this time can be. We are here to advocate on your behalf and provide the
support you need.
Do not hesitate to get the reliable and seasoned representation you need
during this time. We care about our clients and goe above and beyond to
secure positive outcomes. We know how frustrating it can be to see a loved
one suffer, especially in an environment where they are supposed to be
cared for. That is why our legal assistance is just a phone call away.
You can reach us at 888-290-5994 or
fill out a free case evaluation at any time.