Malnutrition and dehydration can often occur in a nursing home. Many elderly people have challenges to maintaining their food and hydration needs. Impairment of motor functions or memory, poor teeth or dentures, and loss of appetite can contribute to these difficulties. Nursing home residents are paying for and have the right to healthy meals and beverages as a matter of course. Understaffing and inadequate training can also contribute to missed meals, dehydration or confusion over dietary needs.
While malnutrition, although serious, may not occur rapidly but happens over time, dehydration can quickly lead to very serious and sometimes irreversible conditions.
If you believe there is a malnutrition or dehydration issue occurring at your loved one's nursing home, turn to James J. Gutbrod, Attorney at Law in Akron, OH.
Attorney Gutbrod has spent over 30 years of his career fighting for injured persons and has represented many who have suffered nursing home neglect. He'll gather all of the information and documentation needed to build your case.
Call your local nursing home neglect attorney today for a free consultation.