LTC PROFESSIONALS ADVISED TO “GET CREATIVE” IN ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO INCREASE FLUID INTAKE

In a recent report published in the Annals of Long-Term Care, dehydration in residents of long
term care facilities is a growing problem. After extensive research, Diane Bunn, MSc, and
colleagues said they could not identify any proven strategies for increasing fluid intake for the
LTC resident. This would lead to the inevitable conclusion that LTC professionals need to make
developing such strategies a priority.