Seniors living in nursing homes or on hospice care can no longer travel into a dental office for care. Medicare does not include dental care in their standard benefit. Older patients do not have the hand strength and dexterity to brush their own teeth anymore. We find that nursing home staff does not brush their residents teeth which leads to cavities and unnecessary dental pain. Seniors have an increased risk of pneumonia due to aspirating dental bacteria plaque into their lungs. Bacteria in the mouth is linked to an increase in Alzheimer's disease. Tooth pain leading to extractions can cause severe bleeding and complications for this delicate population. Prevention is the key with regular onsite dental hygiene care inside the nursing homes.
Patients experiencing mobility challenges such as quadriplegia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and strokes are unable to travel into a traditional dental office for care. They require special transport vehicles and a lot of assistance to transfer from the wheelchair to the dental chair. Our bedside care eliminates this inconvenience, stress and uncomfortableness for both the patient and their caregiver.
A cleared space of approximately 7 x 7 is necessary to accommodate our dental equipment
Much-needed on-site care
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and provide more preventative dental care to the under served. Your generous donation will fund our mission. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information on donating please feel free to email admin@DeservingDental.org