Dehydration Tips

Summer is now here… as we approach the “heat of the summer” you should be aware of your need for fluids.  If you are exercising, spending time in the sun, or are under the weather, you can more easily become dehydrated.  Once dehydration starts your body begins to shut down, except for vital functions.  Luckily the body gives us symptoms to prevent dehydration from happening. The body will react to the need for water by giving of signs that you should recognize. The initial signs and symptoms of mild dehydration, in adults, start to appear when a person has lost

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6 Important Reasons to Keep Hydrated this Summer

6 Important Reasons to Keep Hydrated this Summer

Our bodies are over seventy percent water, so the importance of drinking enough H2O goes far beyond cooling down on a hot day or quenching your thirst. The human body needs to be properly hydrated to function. Not enough water can affect things like muscle function, joint and brain protection, immune health, digestion and even mood. 6 Important Reasons to Keep Hydrated this Summer Here are just a few reasons it’s important to get your eight* glasses of water a day! Keep Bladder and Kidneys Healthy – Because water helps to flush out any unwanted microbes, well hydrated people have fewer

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How do you spot Elder Abuse in Assisted Care?

How do you spot Elder Abuse in Assisted Care?

Assisted Care, Not Insisted Care: Where Do You Draw the Line When It Comes to Proper Care? Elder abuse has become an unfortunate reality for our aging population. News stories of seniors becoming the victims of abuse or neglect are all too common these days. According to a recent study conducted by the Nursing Home Abuse Center, it is estimated that between one and two million Americans, age 65 and older have been mistreated, exploited or injured by a caregiver. Unfortunately, seniors become targets of abuse because they may not have a real voice or understand what is happening around

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Signs of Dehydration

Signs of Dehydration

We are in the heat of summer and it's important that understand the basics about keeping your body healthy with fluids so you can prevent dehydration.   If you are exercising, spending time in the sun, or are under the weather, you can more easily become dehydrated.  Once dehydration starts your body begins to shut down, except for vital functions.  Luckily the body gives us symptoms to prevent dehydration from happening. Signs of Dehydration   The body will react to the need for water by giving of signs that you should recognize. The initial signs and symptoms of mild dehydration,

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