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Dehydration causes many care home deaths

2nd February 2011

More than 660 elderly residents in care homes have died of dehydration in the past five years, according to figures presented to the National Pensioners Convention.

The Office for National Statistics analysed death certificates of care home residents in England and Wales between 2005 and 2009 and also found that 157 pensioners died of malnutrition in the same period, while nearly 2,000 passed away from “superbugs” C difficile and MRSA. A further 1,446 more deaths were attributed to pressure ulcers, 4,866 pensioners died with septicaemia and 4,881 had fatal falls.

 

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Article Information

Title: Dehydration causes many care home deaths
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 17431
Date Added: 2nd Feb 2011

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