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Top 5 hydration tips for seniors

Hydration is crucial for people of all ages because water makes up the majority of the human body. Your mind and body grow more prone to dehydration as you get older, which can lead to more serious diseases.

Learn why staying hydrated is crucial as you age and how you can include extra fluids into your daily routine.

Why is it so vital to stay hydrated?

Here are some of the reasons why being hydrated is so important to your health:

Because your brain is mainly formed of water, and mental functions tend to decrease as you get older, staying hydrated can help your brain function as well as possible.

  • Maintain metabolism – While younger adults can control water balance in their bodies, older adults may need to monitor their water consumption to keep their metabolism in check.
  • Improve digestion – If you’re starting to get constipated or have digestive issues as you get older, adding more water to your daily routine can help!
  • Reduce thirst – As you become older, your feeling of thirst may fade, making it much easier to become dehydrated without realizing it. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, keeping water handy can help you stay hydrated.
  • Take care of your kidneys — Kidney illness and dysfunction are more common in seniors. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to assist your kidneys do their work.
  • Encourage urinary health — Urinary incontinence is a prevalent problem among seniors. While it may be tempting to reduce your water consumption, this might exacerbate the problem and lead to infection. Even if you aren’t thirsty, make sure you drink lots of water throughout the day.

Top 5 hydration tips

If you believe you need to drink more water, try the following suggestions to boost your water consumption and reap the advantages of hydration:

  1. Drink water with every snack and supper.
  2. Give flavor to your water by adding slices of your favorite fruits to your water jar; if you like how it tastes, you’ll drink more.
  3. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Your hydration will be aided by their high water content. Foods account for about 20% of our fluid intake.
  4. Keeping a bottle of water in your car, at your desk, or in your luggage is a good idea.
  5. Avoid sodas and beverages that are high in calories (high sugar). Noncaloric beverages or water are the way to go.

Dehydration symptoms

Dehydration symptoms in elderly can resemble those of senile dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If you develop any of the following symptoms, drink plenty of water and contact your doctor straight away:

  • Lethargy
  • Heart rate has increased
  • Muscle twitching or cramping
  • Headaches
  • Forgetfulness

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Consistent exhaustion
  • Rapid, deep breathing

Symptoms that are less prevalent include:

  • Vomiting, urinating, or sweating cause excessive fluid loss.
  • Eyes that have sunk
  • Mouth mucous membranes that are dry or sticky
  • Decreased or nonexistent urine flow Skin that lacks its normal suppleness and sags back into place slowly when pressed up into a fold
  • Tear production has slowed.

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Restricción de visitantes

Entendemos lo difícil que puede ser restringir a nuestros pacientes para que no traigan acompañantes o familiares mientras visitan a su médico en nuestras instalaciones, pero estas importantes medidas temporarias ayudarán a minimizar la exposición y, por lo tanto, mantendrán bajo el riesgo de infección.

Restricción de visitantes: entendemos lo difícil que puede ser restringir a nuestros pacientes para que no traigan acompañantes o familiares mientras visitan a su médico en nuestras instalaciones, pero estas importantes medidas temporarias ayudarán a minimizar la exposición y, por lo tanto, mantendrán bajo el riesgo de infección.

Que esperar al llegar a nuestras instalaciones

Que esperar al llegar a nuestras instalaciones

Todos los pacientes son examinados en la entrada

Las máscaras son obligatorias mientras se encuentra en nuestras instalaciones. No se permitirá la entrada sin máscara.

Nuestro personal debe usar en todo momento el equipo completo de seguridad incluyendo gafas, máscara y batas protectoras para garantizar su seguridad y la de ellos mismos.

Disponemos de liquido sanitario en la entrada y en toda la instalación, les pedimos a todos que se desinfecten las manos al ingresar a la oficina, de la misma manera, nuestro personal debe desinfectar sus manos antes y después de un encuentro con un paciente.

Detección de síntomas: al llegar a nuestras instalaciones, se proporcionará un cuestionario de salud antes de ingresar con preguntas sobre tos, fiebre y exposición al virus. Nuestro personal también es evaluado diariamente antes de llegar a nuestras instalaciones.

Se toma la temperatura en la puerta antes de ingresar a las instalaciones.

Medidas de seguridad adicionales en nuestras instalaciones

Las áreas comunes como las salas de espera y los baños se higienizan con frecuencia, especialmente las áreas que se tocan con frecuencia.

Los consultorios se desinfectan entre cada paciente y se higienizan a fondo al final del día.

Las salas de espera se han organizado para mantener distanciamiento social, nuestro mobiliario se ha reestructurado para crear el espacio requerido entre los pacientes y hemos colocado marcadores en nuestros muebles y pisos para guiar a nuestros pacientes dónde pararse y sentarse.

Nuestro objetivo es que nuestros pacientes se sientan seguros mientras se encuentran en nuestras instalaciones y reciben la atención excelente y compasiva que merecen sintiéndose seguros.

EliteHealth sigue todas las recomendaciones de seguridad de los CDC (Centros de Control de Enfermedades).

La seguridad de nuestros pacientes es nuestra mayor preocupación y todo lo que hacemos es pensando en usted.

En este momento EliteHealth no está  ofreciendo vacunas Covid-19. En cuanto estén disponibles les informaremos de inmediato.

Presione en el enlace más abajo para obtener información acerca de centros de vacunación y administración de exámenes de COVID-19.

Visitor Restriction

We understand how difficult it could be to restrict our patients from bringing their companions/family members while they visit their physician in our facilities, but these important temporary measures will help minimize exposure, therefore, keeping the risk of infection low.

What to expect when arriving at our facilities.

Restricting Visitors-We understand how difficult it could be to restrict our patients from bringing their companions/family members while they visit their physician in our facilities, but these important temporary measures will help minimize exposure, therefore, keeping the risk of infection low.

What to expect when arriving at our facilities.

All patients are screened at the entrance.

Masks are mandatory while in our facility, no mask-no entry.

Our Staff is required to wear all safety equipment, googles, mask and protective gowns to ensure yours and their safety.

Hand Sanitizer is available at the entrance and throughout the facility, we ask everyone to sanitize their hands when entering the office, the same way, our staff must sanitize their hands before and after a patient encounter.

Screening for Symptoms- When arriving at our facilities a health questionnaire will be provided before entering with questions about any cough, fever, exposure to the virus. Our staff is also screened daily prior to arriving to our facilities.

Temperature is taken at the door prior to entering the facilities.

Additional Safety Measures in our Facilities.

Common areas such as waiting rooms and restrooms are cleaned often, especially the frequently touched areas.

Exam Rooms are disinfected between each patient and extensively cleaned at the end of the day.

Waiting Rooms have been arranged to maintain social distancing, our furniture has been changed to create the space required between patients and we have placed markers on our furniture and floors to guide our patients where to stand and seat.

We want our patients to feel secure while in our facilities receiving the excellent and compassionate care they deserve while keeping them safe. EliteHealth follows all safety recommendations from the CDC (Centers from Disease Control). Our patient safety is our greatest concern and all we do is with you in mind.

Our facilities are not offering Covid-19 vaccines now, once it become available in any of our facilities, we will inform everyone.

Please click on the link below to find out:

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