A well-planned diet, nutrition, and hydration are essential for a healthy lifestyle. For residents at nursing homes, eating and drying can often be difficult. Nursing home patients often depend upon their caretakers for food and water. We expect these professionals to keep our loved ones healthy and provide them with the proper nutrition that they deserve.
The aides, nurses, and doctors in nursing homes should make sure the patients are well fed. They should ensure that they are getting enough liquid. When a patient cannot feed himself or herself, nursing home professionals must give them special care to feed them.
Unfortunately, these professionals can sometimes neglect the nutrition of their residents. When the nutrition and hydration needs of a patient are neglected, the patient may suffer bedsores, organ failure, shock, coma, urinary tract infections, and even wrongful death can occur. Malnutrition can also contribute to dementia.
Failing to feed and keep patients hydrated is inexcusable. If your loved one is suffering from malnutrition, all the nursing home malnutrition lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group.
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