November 07, 2020

A Creative Solution for Dehydration and Oral Hygiene Issues for Seniors

A Creative Solution for Dehydration and Oral Hygiene Issues for Seniors - NASONI

Turning on the faucet in the bathroom is something we do without a thought. But, did you know that you can actually save money, protect the environment, and make using the faucet easier for elderly family members?

Introducing the Nasoni fountain faucet: the new, sustainable solution for seniors struggling with dehydration and oral hygiene.

Improving Hydration and Oral Hygiene for Seniors

When we showed our innovative fountain faucet to the former CEO of a retirement home chain in Canada, he immediately commented on the faucet’s ability to help solve the dehydration and oral hygiene issues many seniors are facing.

Staying hydrated is important for digesting foods, eliminating wastes, regulating one’s body temperature in hotter weather, and having a stable blood pressure.

For seniors who are not adequately hydrated, however, dehydration can cause many health issues. Urinary tract infections, confusion, increased risk of falling, pneumonia, and blood pressure problems are just a few side effects of chronic dehydration in the elderly.

Risk Factors for Dehydration and Oral Hygiene Issues

The elderly are at an increased risk for dehydration and oral hygiene neglect for a number of reasons:

  • Medications such as blood pressure and anti-depressants can cause dehydration through increased urination.
  • Forms of dementia or other cognitive impairments make remembering to stay hydrated and have good oral hygiene more challenging.
  • The body experiences a decrease in its ability to recognize thirst as one ages.
  • Reduced mobility is more common in seniors, making it harder to walk or stand by a traditional sink faucet.
  • Certain infections can result in dehydration.
  • Diseases such as diabetes and kidney disorders may worsen dehydration.
  • Common colds and infections can cause vomiting, diarrhea, or sore throats, all of which can affect how likely a senior is to consume water and maintain healthy oral hygiene practices.

Symptoms of Dehydration in the Elderly

Though there are many risk factors at play when it comes to your senior’s potential for dehydration and oral hygiene issues, you may be surprised to know that dehydration in the elderly is often hard to identify. Here are the most common symptoms of dehydration in seniors to watch out for:

  • Skin that won't bounce back to normal after pinching
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Feelings of thirst
  • Dark colored urine or urinating less than usual
  • Less frequent urination
  • Sunken-looking eyes
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Trouble using the bathroom
  • Exhaustion and changes in mood

Many of these symptoms can be caused by medications, and your elderly family member may have a hard time communicating to let you know of any symptoms, so be extra vigilant when evaluating your loved one’s health.

How to Prevent Dehydration in Seniors

There are a number of ways that you can help prevent dehydration in your senior family member:

  • Regularly offer to give them water, even if they say that they’re not thirsty or only take small sips throughout the day.
  • Always keep a bottle of water nearby for easy access.
  • Avoid giving them caffeinated beverages or hot teas, as these can worsen dehydration and negatively impact oral care.
  • Make sure your senior drinks as much water as possible when taking medications that require it.
  • Observe their urine color and output to make sure it’s not too dark or too little.
  • Inquire about senior care hydration programs at your loved one’s assisted living home.
  • Keep in regular contact with your elderly family member’s doctor to stay updated on medications that may affect hydration levels.

A Creative Solution

Dehydration can be a problem for people of all ages, but is especially worrying for seniors. Since your elderly family member may be silently suffering from symptoms of dehydration and poor oral hygiene care, creating opportunities for your loved one to independently keep hydrated and stay on top of oral care can greatly improve the quality of life of your senior. Fortunately, there is a simple, yet effective solution to curbing dehydration and hygienic issues in the elderly.

The Nasoni fountain faucet is perfect for seniors and anyone else who suffers from chronic pain, cognitive impairments, limited mobility, and other medical issues that are exacerbated by the strain of bending down to reach a traditional faucet. 

Forged from the highest-quality, premium-grade solid brass, the durable fountain faucet is sleek and elegant in design, but also simple, yet effective at providing seniors with accessible water.

Our fountain faucet uses kinetic energy to move water upwards out of the top of the faucet, making it easier for elderly users to stay hydrated and maintain good oral hygiene.  

How to Use the Nasoni Fountain Faucet?

The Nasoni Fountain is a versatile upgrade to your average sink faucet. It can be used to:

  • easily drink water
  • effortlessly brush your teeth
  • wash your face
  • remove makeup
  • shave and rinse
  • take pills
  • lightly wash your hair

The Benefits of Using the Fountain Faucet

The Nasoni Fountain Faucet comes with a number of benefits that will improve your senior’s way of living:

It’s Easier to Use

Your Nasoni Fountain Faucet improves the functionality of your sink faucet, making it easier to use for seniors and those needing additional assistance to use the sink. Because the faucet is engineered to flow to a certain height, it will not spray beyond its threshold, making it easier to reach the water.

It Keeps Seniors Hydrated

The Nasoni fountain doesn’t just provide the elderly with an easier way to maintain good hygiene. It also helps prevent dehydration and encourage better oral health care.

Though assisted living homes sometimes have hydration programs to help ensure your elderly family member is receiving the correct intake, having a convenient faucet that makes drinking water easily available can further ensure that your loved one isn’t suffering from dehydration or poor oral health.

Our fountain can be placed strategically in your senior’s assisted living home’s bathroom sink, where it will serve as a visual reminder to take a sip of water, while simultaneously removing the need for cups, bottles, or dish washing for your family member.

Make the Switch

If you’re ready to make the switch to an affordable, well-made drinking faucet fountain for your senior family member, Nasoni’s got you covered. Anyone who wants to save money, save the environment, and protect their senior loved ones from dehydration and other hygiene issues will benefit from our innovative faucet.


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