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How much water should the elderly get?

Water is widely considered to be a cornerstone of good health, but dehydration remains a common problem in nursing homes and assisted living centers.Lack of proper amounts of water can be a serious detriment to the elderly, and this can lead to significant health issues. So, how much water should your elderly loved one get on a daily basis?

Bedsores and 3 other telltale signs of abuse

If you have entrusted an elderly loved one's care to professionals at a nursing home, you likely did so based on the assumption that a facility would be able to provide better care than you could. Imagine the horror if you were to find out that your loved one had been subjected to abuse and neglect at the hands of those who were committed to their safekeeping. According to ABC News, this is tragically true for as many as one in three nursing home residents. If you suspect such crimes may have been committed, you should pay attention to bed sores and three other potential indicators. 

Physical issues may stem from neglect, not aging

As your loved one grows older, you naturally expect some physical challenges to become apparent. It's an unfortunate part of the aging process. Physical limitations may even be why you put a mother or father in a nursing home to begin with; you were worried that he or she couldn't safely live alone and needed help with daily tasks.

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