Proper fluid intake is important at every age. However, as you grow older, it may be more difficult to drink enough fluids. This is because older adults tend to not feel as thirsty, despite their bodies’ need for water. It’s best to sip on beverages throughout the day, rather than waiting to feel thirsty.
You can hear a discussion of the best types of beverages for seniors by watching this video. The most highly recommended beverage is water; however, you can also meet your fluid intake needs by drinking some low-fat milk or unsweetened tea. This video also offers some recommendations regarding alcohol use.
If you have any general healthcare questions such as how much water you should be drinking, contact the Consult-A-Nurse referral line for Palms of Pasadena Hospital at (855) 245-8328. Our hospital in St. Petersburg offers exceptional emergency care.