I do drink lots of water. Most people here don't. I've always been a bit breathless (born 3mo early) Like the crushed ice idea --only where will I find a crushed-ice machine in the UK?? The care home (not just this one either) seems to have an idea that you can drink too much & that there's a certain amount that should be drunk each day. Rubbish; some like to drink more (me & several of my flatmates), some like less (screaming flatmate)& it would save a lot of hassle if fluid charting was stopped.
It sounds more & more like it's the extra work the staff will end up doing that they don't want. In which case, in the words of my dad; there's the door.