Tracy Deckman, who works for Senior Dental Services, contacted us to inform us that Senior Dental Services brings dental care to nursing homes at no additional cost to the resident or facility. Their website is www.elderlydental.com. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, 70% of long-term care residents are not provided with acceptable dental care.
Unlike years ago, 50-75% of all nursing home residents today keep their own teeth into their senior years. A study conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology concluded, “people with gum disease are at double the risk of developing cardiac disease and stroke in comparison to those with healthy gums.”
Furthermore, long-term care facilities lack the time, staff, or other resources needed to provide oral hygiene. However, Senior Dental Services is dedicated to providing a solution to the lack of oral hygiene care and improving the quality of life for LTC residents.