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As the heat starts to rise in Chicago everyone is slowly getting acclimated to the warm weather. With what seems like the longest winter in years finally behind us, it has been so long since hot weather some of us have forgotten how to dress and take care of ourselves. While the young and vibrant may be ok for now, if you have any elderly family or friends you must make sure they have access to air conditioning and plenty of cold,  refreshing water. Dehydration is a major issue in the elderly and it is your responsibility to make sure they are in good hands. 

But what if your elderly family or friend is in a nursing home and suffers from dehydration? While the first action to take is check on their wellbeing, the second thing to do is call a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney. There are nursing home abuse lawyers in Illinois who have helped those who have suffered from dehydration problems due to neglect from a nursing home staff and you owe it to your loved ones to fight for their rights. You may not know the signs and symptoms of dehydration in the elderly so please pay attention to the following information. 

Here is some basic signs of dehydration in the elderly:

  • Warm, Moist Skin

  • This may be difficult to diagnose if the resident has age-related skin issues, but as a loved one you will be able to notice their skin is clammy and warmer than usual. 

  • Confusion

  • Another early sign of dehydration, if your loved one has suffered a noticeable change in their mental status you must act quickly. Seat them right away and offer cold water. 

  • Dry, Furrowed Tongue

  • Some medications may trigger dry oral mucosas but if this symptom is new to your loved one it is a clear sign their body is in need of rehydration quickly. 

  • Vital Signs

  • Although these may need to be taken by a medical professional, ask to have their vitals checked. Decreased blood pressure and increased heart rate are both signs of dehydration. 

    Dehydration is a serious issue for the elderly and can lead to other more severe complications. Do not hesitate to call a Chicago nursing home attorney if you fear your loved one has fallen victim. All of the best nursing home lawyers in Illinois will offer a free consultation to contact one immediately! 

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