At Waterloo Care Home for Dementia, we believe that the well-being and health of our residents are paramount.
Keeping drinking water readily available is a vital practice we uphold.
Proper hydration plays a crucial role in maintaining cognitive function, physical health, and overall quality of life, especially for those living with dementia.
Ensuring that our residents have constant access to water not only supports their physiological needs but also demonstrates our commitment to providing holistic and compassionate care.
By keeping water always at hand, we aim to foster an environment that prioritises the comfort, safety, and dignity of every individual in our care.
The consequences of insufficient hydration can lead to:
- Heightened dizziness, elevating the likelihood of falls
- Rising cases of urinary tract infections and incontinence
- Acute kidney damage
- Enhanced probability of drug interactions and adverse reactions
- Diminished cognitive function
- Heightened risk of clots and cardiac events
- Doubled mortality rate in stroke patients
- Deteriorating oral health
- Constipation issues
- Development of pressure sores and parched skin.