Better Oral Health in Home Care

The Better Oral Health in Home Care resource package was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services under the Encouraging Better Practice in Aged Care (EBPAC) Initiative (2012-2014).

The resource package explains how you can support older people to maintain good oral health at home.

A set of simple preventative strategies shows you how to encourage older people to:

  • care for their natural teeth
  • care for their dentures
  • find relief of dry mouth
  • eat tooth friendly foods
  • see a dental professional
  • quit smoking.

You will learn how to put these strategies into action by following four key oral health processes:

  1. oral health assessment
  2. oral health care planning
  3. daily oral care
  4. dental referral.