Cheers to Better Hydration: Make hydration an all day, every day priority.

Help fight the effects of dehydration with our educational tool.

Dehydration is a serious condition, especially for senior citizens. Left unchecked, it can limit your ability to fight infections, lead to confusion, falls, seizures, or even death.1 A study of adults 65 and older showed that 37% admitted to the hospital with a medical emergency were dehydrated. And, dehydration was associated with a 6x greater risk of in-hospital mortality.2

The Thick-It® brand is here to help. Developing new and innovative dysphagia nutrition solutions has been our primary focus for over 30 years—and education is central to our mission. We know that older adults who stay adequately hydrated experience fewer falls, less constipation, and better recovery when treated for orthopedic issues.3-4 We’ve developed a downloadable infographic that visually explains the signs and consequences of dehydration, offering simple steps to help your patients stay better hydrated.

Download our free infographic by filling out the form below.

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Hang this infographic at your workstation or in an area your patients frequently visit, such as the dining room, kitchen, or bedside. Knowing the signs of dehydration is the first step to staying optimally hydrated!

To view more of our educational resources, visit our Education Center.

  1. Leeflang, Jennifer. Hydration Tips for Seniors. AgingCare.com. https://www.agingcare.com/articles/hydration-tips-for-seniors-205594.htm
  2. El-Sharkawy, Ahmed M. Watson, Phillip. Neal, Keith R. Liungqvist, Olle. Maughan, Ron J. Sahota, Opinder. Lobo, Dileep N. (2015) Hydration and outcome in older patients admitted to hospital. Age and Ageing, Volume 44, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages 943–947 https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afv119
  3. Robinson SB, Rosher RB. Can a beverage cart help improve hydration? Geriatr Nurs2002;23(4):208–11. (Cited in Mentes, Janet PhD, APRN, BC (2006) Oral Hydration in Older Adults. American Journal of Nursing, Volume 106, Issue 6, p 40–49)
  4. Mukand JA, et al. The effects of dehydration on rehabilitation outcomes of elderly orthopedic patients. Arch Phys Med Rehabil2003;84(1):58–61. (Cited in Mentes, Janet PhD, APRN, BC (2006) Oral Hydration in Older Adults. American Journal of Nursing, Volume 106, Issue 6, p 40–49)