Hydration in Seniors
Dehydration is a common but frequently overlooked problem that affects millions of seniors. Part of the reason that it tends to be overlooked is because of common misconceptions about dehydration.
Dehydration is one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization after age 65. Kidney function is less efficient in seniors, and body water content decreases. There is also less ability to notice changes in body temperature, as well as a reduced sense of thirst. Seniors also eat less, which means they are getting fewer fluids from food — and the effects of this fluid shortage can be even more serious for them than it is for their younger counterparts.
At Mercie Home Care, we make sure that your loved ones are constantly hydrated.