A snapshot of oral care in homes

In June 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their smiling matters report which reviewed the state of oral health care in care homes across England. This called for mandatory staff training care in oral care and a greater awareness of the importance of good oral care and what this means from employers, carers, people accessing care and their families.

Smiling matters: oral health care in care homes

CQC source: Smiling matters: oral health care in care homes – full report PDF

Smiling matters: oral health care in care homes report cover
Overview

The report reveals an extensive lack of awareness of NICE guidelines. It concludes that care home residents are not supported to maintain and improve their oral health.

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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