Senior Hydration

Hydration Tips for Seniors:

  1. Encourage 8 oz. of fluid intake every time the senior takes medication.
  2. Keep water bottles and/or a water cooler available throughout the day wherever the senior is (for example, in bed, or throughout the house.)
  3. Offer fluids on a regular basis throughout the day.
  4. Provide favorite “mocktail” concoctions or your senior’s favorite beverages (make sure they’re not alcoholic or caffeinated).

Example Mocktails: Strawberry & Coconut Water-

  • 1 Cup of fresh coconut water
  • 1 Cup sliced strawberries
  • 3 T of agave nectar

Cucumber Lemonade with Basil-

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 3 C Water
  • 3 Lemons
  • 3 T Sugar
  • 1 Small bunch of basil
  • 1 C Soda water

**Elk Horn Farmer's Market is every Saturday until September at 9am to 11am - located at the Danish Windmill   Senior Dehydration Health issues:

  • Dehydration can accelerate or bring about emergency hospitalization and/or increase the risk of hospital stays
  • Dehydration has been associated with increased mortality rates among older adults
  • Dehydration has been associated with many elderly health issues, including elderly confusion, impaired cognition, falling and constipation
  • Dehydration is a frequent cause of hospitalization of older adults and one of the ten most frequent diagnoses responsible for hospitalization in the U.S.


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