A toolkit was developed to increase awareness about the unique aspects of caring for older people and to provide information and practical tools to help reduce the likelihood of functional decline occurring in older people under care.
Why oral health care is important
Oral health is a significant factor affecting older people's quality of life, overall health and wellbeing.
Better Oral Health - Home Care
Better Oral Health in Home Care provides simple preventative strategies to maintain good oral health.
Better Oral Health - Residential Care
Better Oral Health in Residential Care supports the provision of oral care for frail older people with complex needs.
Better Oral Health - Acute Settings
The resource package explains how you can support older people to maintain good oral health in an acute setting.
Better Oral Health - Education Providers
If you are a qualified educator, a suite of educational resources is available to help you facilitate oral health education and training for aged care staff development and/or for students undertaking an aged care or nursing qualification.