The ongoing Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted several shocking deficiencies in the care of older Australians including the lack of oral care, writes Dr Kathleen Matthews.
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Nursing and care staff should undertake regular oral health and hygiene care training based on the Better Oral Health in Residential Care program, a University of Tasmania study has recommended.
Care and health professionals need practice guidelines and education to improve the oral healthcare of aged care residents, according to new analysis.
Culturally and linguistically diverse personal care workers’ own experiences with dental care may influence the care they provide residents, and regular training is required, a new study finds.
The government could save itself millions of dollars if it implements a new nationwide dental scheme as promised, a recently released report states.