Nutrition and Hygiene
Negligence Due to Poor Nutrition and Poor Hygiene
The National Center for Assisted Living reports that an average age of elderly residents in assisted living centers is 86.9 years old. 64% of elderly residents in an assisted living center require assistance with bathing while 26% require assistance with toileting and 12% with eating. It is a requirement of every assisted living center or nursing home to provide its residents with 3 meals per day and provide assistance with hygiene when necessary. Without this type of assistance, it could put elderly residents at risk for malnutrition and complications due to poor hygiene. There are many diseases that can arise as a result of poor nutrition and poor hygiene. Poor nutrition can result in deficiencies of many nutrients that the body requires in order to maintain your health. As with any disease, the severity of these diseases could potentially have a detrimental effect to the quality of life of an individual who contracts these diseases. In an elderly individual, the potential for this to happen increases dramatically as a result of their immune systems being weakened due to their advanced age.
Diseases Resulting from Poor Diet
- Certain forms of cancer
- Crohn’s Disease
These diseases could potentially be life threatening, especially for elderly individuals. There are ways you can assure that your loved ones are receiving the highest level of care and assistance they possibly can in an assisted living center. If your loved ones begin to show signs of poor diet or poor hygiene, speak with someone at the facility or speak with an Assisted Living Attorney. An attorney can assist you in the legal matters and ensure that you are given proper compensation for any damages that may occur.
Your loved ones should never be put at risk for any types of diseases while in the care of an Arizona assisted living center. By visiting the facility and ensuring that they receive the proper amount of nourishment and that they receive the assistance they need for their personal hygiene, you can prevent your loved ones from being placed in a situation where their quality of life could potentially be diminished. You and your family have rights while your loved ones are in an Arizona assisted living center and it is the facility’s responsibility to ensure those rights and proper requirements are met.
Contact An Arizona Assisted Living Attorney
Your loved ones should never be put in a situation where they are at risk for disease due to malnutrition or poor hygiene. If your loved ones have suffered a lower quality of life due to negligence on the part of an assisted living center Arizona you and your family can get compensation for the emotional and/or physical damages that have occurred. You can contact an Arizona Assisted Living Attorney who can assist you in these legal matters. The facility should be held accountable for their lack of assistance and for not taking proper care of your loved ones. If you would like more information or if you would like to speak to an attorney, call or e-mail us for a free and confidential consultation.