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Hydration is critical for older adults
Hydration is critical for everyone, but even more so for the elderly.
Staying properly hydrated can be a challenge at any age. For the elderly, dehydration can occur rapidly and be difficult to detect as it may be confused with other symptoms such as memory loss, tiredness, weakness, falling, skin conditions, urinary tract infections, constipation, and more. So as you can see, drinking enough water is essential! Unfortunately, incontinence is another reason many elderly people avoid drinking enough water throughout their day.
Here are some tips that may help:
Get to know Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) now, and all the home health services available to you and your loved ones, before you have a health emergency. We are proud to be the longest-serving VNA in the state of New Jersey, so we know a thing or two about helping seniors.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is a leading provider of comprehensive home health care services in Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren Counties in Northern New Jersey. Established in 1898, generations have known that just one call to VNA opens the door to quality, patient-centered home health care solutions that allow patients to remain in the comfort of their homes with dignity, health, and independence.
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