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Atlanta, Georgia, 30338

Regency Home Care of Atlanta GA With many older adults reducing their activity level, it may seem counterintuitive to worry about dehydration. However, as many as 31% of older adults are diagnosed with dehydration, partly due simply to the normal aging process. And the benefits of helping seniors stay hydrated are monumental: less falls, better orthopedic rehabilitation, even a reduced risk of bladder cancer. 

Regency Home Care of Atlanta, GA offers the following early symptoms and signs to watch for to help older loved ones avoid dehydration:

  • Reduction in urine output
  • Dry, sticky mouth
  • Feeling thirsty

If not dealt with promptly, increased dehydration can lead to:

  • Hot, dry skin – or, cold, clammy skin
  • Confusion and anxiety
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • And eventually, loss of consciousness

During hot weather, it’s crucial to ensure your older loved ones get a fair amount of clear, uncarbonated, non-alcoholic liquids throughout the day – especially plain water – and call the physician immediately if you think your loved one might be suffering from dehydration. Regency Home Care of Atlanta, GA can also help with in-home senior care services to help ensure seniors stay hydrated, healthy and well. Contact us to learn more.