Our experience handling nursing home injury cases and geriatric malpractice claims has confirmed the need for proper diet and good nutrition in the elderly. Poor nutrition is often the cause of many serious injuries and complications including pressure ulcers.
Many times senior citizens who live in assisted living facilities or alone in their own homes become disinterested in proper diet. We strongly recommend that senior citizens pay attention to their diets at this point in their life as young people are encouraged to. It is critically important to maintaining the quality of a healthy lifestyle and preventing illness and injury.