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A nursing home is supposed to be a place where a frail, ill, or disabled person will be watched out for, cared for, fed, and nurtured. When a nursing home resident dies, becomes seriously ill, or is injured, it may be a result of negligence on the most basic level, including:
It is not enough to simply place food and water in front of the resident at mealtime and assume he or she will eat and drink enough unassisted. Every nursing home or care facility is obligated to make certain that their residents are properly fed and hydrated. Staff members should monitor consumption of food and water to prevent malnutrition and dehydration. In addition, the resident should be weighed regularly. A decrease in weight may be a sign of malnutrition, and in some instances it can be a sign of nursing error or nursing home negligence.
The challenge to prevent dehydration in a nursing home may be the result of one or more of the following:
If your loved one has suffered from malnutrition or dehydration at a nursing home, please call our New Haven nursing home negligence lawyers at (203) 777-2300. We fight for the results you deserve.