Providing Access to Oral Health and Dental Care for the Elderly
Oral Disability Rescue.
Help expand access to dental care for the elderly in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities in order to comply with federal regulations and to prevent supervised neglect. Train the entire staff of nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other RCFEs on crucial topics such as: How to assess the oral conditions of residents as part of the admission process, Proper oral hygiene methods and preventive dentistry, Methods to prevent bone loss and denture loss in older adults.
Help residents find a local mobile dentist that would be visiting them at least 2 or 3 times per year. We believe that qualified dentists with training in treating older adults should visit residents, instead of obligating residents to visit the dental offices and cause an increase in transport costs for either residents or the community. All residents deserve to have access to adequate dental prevention and care.
Need for Services
All residents deserve to have access to have adequate dental prevention and care services and that is part of our mission.
Despite the importance of dental care to overall health, many people unfortunately have limited access to dental services. We must work together to ensure that all of our seniors below the poverty threshold have access to full health services, not only medical.
Your contribution will help bring compassionate dental care to orally disabled and/or handicapped older adults, as well as families in need with no dental insurance and whose income is below the poverty threshold set by the U.S. government.
“Despite the critical nature of dental services as part of overall health care, access to dental care is unfortunately very limited for older adults in our current system. Our older adults deserve better. We must work together to ensure that all our older adults have access to full health services and not only medical.”
Oral Disability Rescue, a not-for-profit organization, is helping orally handicapped older adults with their dental needs .We are happy to announce that a well-known, experienced UCLA faculty member from the Departments of Periodontics has accepted to provide, at no charge, an in-depth theoretical and practical hands-on training on Implant Dentistry to those general dentists that would volunteer a few hours of their time on a monthly basis to treat orally handicapped older adults and veterans. If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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