Hydration Management

J Gerontol Nurs. 2020 Feb 1;46(2):19-30. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20200108-03.


Optimal hydration is essential to health, yet many common health problems of older adults are exacerbated by suboptimal hydration, including falls, adverse medication events, and urinary tract infections to name a few. Understanding dehydration in older adults is difficult, and causes for inadequate intake are multifocal. The current article provides important care guidelines on assessing risk and providing essential interventions to prevent dehydration. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 46(2), 19-30.].

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dehydration / diagnosis*
  • Dehydration / etiology
  • Dehydration / therapy*
  • Geriatric Nursing*
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Water-Electrolyte Balance