An elderly man with dementia was insufficiently cared for in a rest home and later died, NZ Herald reports. Various blind spots in his care were heavily criticised in a report from Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall, primarily around monitoring his weight loss, lack of nutritional planning, monitoring of his food and fluid intake, and communication to his daughter. At the beginning of the period under investigation, the man weighed 71.7kg – at the time of his last check-up he weighed 59.8kg.
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