Elderly dying of dehydration in care homes

Posted: December 2, 2013 in Broken Britain, General

old-people-1_1Figures obtained by a national newspaper under freedom of information laws found that 1,158 care home residents suffered dehydration-related deaths between 2003 and 2012. Dehydration was named as either the underlying cause of death or a contributory factor, according to analysis of death certificates by the Office of National Statistics.

Some 318 care home residents were found to have died from starvation or when severely malnourished, while 2,815 deaths were linked to bed sores.

These appalling figures do not include residents who died while in hospital.

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