Improving oral health for adults in care homes

Poor oral health can affect people’s ability to eat, speak and socialise normally.

More than half of older adults who live in care homes have tooth
decay, compared to 40% of over 75s who do not live in care homes.

Improving oral health for adults in care homes

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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