Elderly Dehydration Symptoms


[Page updated: 02-08-2021] –  You must know how to recognize dehydration signs and symptoms when you visit an elderly family member, especially when you see your elderly family member or friend under the paid care of a health professional. No one should ever allow someone under their care to go thirsty, especially a nursing care or dependant adult care provider. Below, Michael Ehline, award-winning Los Angeles personal injury attorney, will discuss how to spot and sue care providers for dehydrating and sometimes killing dependant adults in California. Our Los Angeles elder abuse lawyers help victims suffering from dehydration claims recover maximum compensation for their injury or wrongful death claims arising under the EADACPA statute.

Staying hydrated as a senior citizen woman.
Elderly woman drinking an 8-ounce glass of water.

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Visitors must look for elder dehydration symptoms every time they visit their relative’s home or nursing home, as these symptoms can become far-reaching quickly with an aging relative.

What Are Some Dehydration Signs?

  • Mild Dehydration Cases?

In mild cases, confusion might be apparent, along with other symptoms. Contrast this with a severe case of dehydration. Then the body can go into shock. Ultimately, not staying hydrated can lead to coma and even death.

When getting cared for by medical professionals, immediate action must get taken.

  • If the victim is parched, you should immediately administer liquids and medical care.

As we see above, recognizing dehydration symptoms is essential, especially when professionals fail to provide proper care. Families needing experienced counsel to help make bad people pay for neglecting dependents under their supervision with symptoms including irritability and confusion in the older person coupled with tachycardia, dry skin, low urine output, and constipation present. We are the attorneys people will contact when they need the best attorneys for their injury lawsuit or liability insurance claim.

Serious Dehydration Cases?

A person failing to stay hydrated will threaten the health of young and older adults alike, worsening as we age.

Here are some dehydration symptoms.

  • Dizziness,
  • Headache,
  • Dry mouth, and
  • Urine with a strong odor.

In aging persons, health care professionals should know right away if they are dehydrated.

Dehydration victims will usually appear:

  • Weakness,
  • Dizziness,
  • Dry skin,
  • Dry mouth.

Dehydration can occur for different reasons. Because of this, the caregiver should be aware of. So before it becomes a health threat, it should get stopped. 

In any event, physicians and family need to look for:

  • Fever,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Vomiting.

But a victim’s dehydration may include excessive urination from polyuria diuretics and other medications. Also, some medical conditions can cause dehydration, requiring constant, close monitoring of the older person. Doctors must ensure patients won’t suffer the warning signs or symptoms not to suffer a stroke, fall into a coma, or pass away from a tragic wrongful death. Our charismatic attorneys are here to help victims and their tormented loved ones when things go wrong.

Should I Hire A Local Elder Dehydration Injury Attorney To File My Civil Elder Abuse Lawsuit?

When you or someone you love is a dehydration victim, you deserve immediate medical treatment, and you also will need help from experienced legal advocates to help hold negligent caretakers responsible. Doctors must be professionally monitoring the senior patient’s liquid intake daily. If they fail, Ehline Law Firm can hold these medical professionals and caretakers to account by making them pay special damages for financial losses and general damages for your pain, suffering, and emotional distress.

This article just discussed the many ways to tell if extreme or mild dehydration has taken place and covered some steps to take after spotting dehydration. Suppose you are a dehydration victim seeking legal representation. In that case, you should call now to learn more about the universal suffering of elders by calling (213) 596-9642, or you can feel free to contact us today using our online contact form for faster service. Our professional, seasoned, veteran investigators will come to you 24/7, any time of the day per week, with local State of California personal injury law offices conveniently located near you.

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