Fluid intake and hydration: critical indicators of nursing home quality.

Journal Article

Hydration issues are important considerations for the elderly and infirm. What was previously taken for granted often becomes the focus of daily attention. Nursing homes must take a proactive stance in designing systems and training staff to deal with hydration. The minimum daily fluid requirements, and the steps necessary to investigate suspected dehydration, should be well known and understood by all members of the staff.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sullivan, RJ

Published Date

  • July 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 296 - 299

PubMed ID

  • 16206535

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-2559

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States