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After falling at home and sustaining a left hip fracture, Charlotte struggled to regain her lost independence.
As the pain medications led to constipation and nausea, Charlotte became less and less interested in eating.
At 350 pounds, some of the staff commented that the unplanned weight loss of 20 pounds during the past two weeks might be good for her.
But is it?
The face of malnutrition isn’t always what you would anticipate. Unplanned weight loss and poor nutritional intake is never a benefit to healing or improved physical functioning.