Care Home Dehydration Tests Inadequate

| March 11, 2019

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Standard tests used to identify dehydration are not working for older people living in care homes – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Carers often use simple tests to see if an older person is dehydrated. These include looking at their eyes, skin, or asking if someone feels thirsty, tired or has a headache. But new research published today finds that these tests do not accurately identify dehydration in older people when compared against ‘gold standard’ blood tests.

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