Question 8. How often must residents take liquids?

Dehydration is very common amongst the elderly.  This often leads to urinary tract infection especially if the person wears a nappy.  This could lead to fever and hallucinations.  This is also a very common complaint when the elderly goes to a hospital that they are dehydrated.  We therefore have a strict policy that everybody must take liquids every two hours while a resident is awake.