My father was sent to a nearby nursing home facility for rehab, duration would be 2-4 weeks. The rehab was specifically for his balance and walking. He was a dementia/Alzheimer's patient. Physically was 100% healthy. Age 93, weighed 183 lbs.
Nursing home did not like the fact that dad was trying to get up all the time hence, they labeled him combative and heavily drugged him using three sedatives. This induced dad into a non responsive comatose state. Nursing home never administered fluids over approx. 7 days. I insisted dad be sent to hospital. They said this was the worse dehydration/malnutrition case they'd ever seen. Dad list approx. 45 lbs. in those 2 weeks @ nursing home plus, large oozing bed sore on his back. This was horrific. Hence, my dad was dehydrated to death.
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