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Hollywood Lack of Water and Food

Food and water are the basics of life and no one can survive long without them. When you place a relative or an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, of course you expect that your payments for the care will include adequate nutrition and beverages. Unfortunately, in some facilities neglect and abuse lead to inadequate food and water, leading to dehydration, serious health issues, and even fatalities.

If you suspect that a loved one is a victim of dehydration or malnutrition in an assisted-living facility, nursing home, or other care facility, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group for a free accident consultation to review your legal rights. You may be able to pursue a legal claim in Hollywood that helps to recover compensation so that you can pay for better care for your loved one. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing by calling to get the facts.

Signs of Malnutrition And Dehydration

In many cases, you may not notice signs of dehydration or malnutrition right away. An elderly loved one who has been the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect in Hollywood or another community may feel too ashamed or fearful to reveal the problem. However, you may see signs of malnutrition and dehydration, such as:

  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Fainting or losing consciousness
  • Hunger
  • Lack of access to snacks or water

Any unexplained weight loss or new symptoms should be explored right away and should be investigated by a doctor. If dehydration and malnutrition are an issue, it is a medical emergency and it is important to get medical attention for the resident right away so that they do not suffer complications and adverse health effects. Why Do Some Facilities Not Provide Adequate Food And Water For Residents?

There are many reasons why a staff would not provide adequate food and water for residents of a nursing home or elder care facility:

  • Water and food may be withheld as a punishment
  • Water and food may be withheld as a form of abuse or as a form of control
  • Understaffing may lead some residents to not get adequate food or water delivered to their rooms
  • A facility may be reducing costs by providing low-quality food, which can lead to malnutrition
  • Staff may have policies – such as closing up the kitchen in between meals – that make it difficult for some residents to get food and water when they need it

There is no excuse for not providing the basics of life in a care setting. If an elderly loved one has been the victim of abuse and neglect, you should reach out to a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community to get answers and justice.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have been fighting for justice on behalf of plaintiffs for more than 60 years. To find out more about what our attorneys can do for you, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free, no obligation consultation to review your situation. Flaxman Law Group is part of the Hollywood community and is familiar with the resources in the area that can help you and your family.

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