- Sally Clark
- Ajesh George
- Amy Villarosa
- Tiffany Patterson Norrie
- Cynthia Valderrama
- Jennifer Anlezark
- Kylie Smidt
- Diana Wiskich
- Susan MacDonald
SWSLHD: South Western Sydney Local Health District
Many oral health problems associated with ageing are easily prevented by good oral hygiene practices and timely access to dental care. In response to this, the federal government rolled out the Better Oral Health in Residential Aged Care program to train nursing staff to provide oral care to aged care residents. This project aimed to evaluate the national program among facilities.
Aims & Objectives
This project evaluated the national Better Oral Health in Residential Aged Care program and identified additional strategies from the perspectives of managers, nurses, staff specialists and other caregivers to improve the oral health of aged care residents.
Alignment with ACIOH’s themes
AGED CARE STAFF
This project aimed to understand the perspectives of residential aged care staff and carers.
PEOPLE LIVING IN RESIDENTAL AGED CARE FACILITIES
By evaluating the national program, oral health strategies to effectively improve the oral health of residents can be identified