I have recently been in the company of some parents/carers who started a conversation around oral health for the person they care for.
Out of the conversation came the idea that training should be made available for the participation of the parent/carer, as they felt that when they went along to the dental clinic they would usually be put in the position of being the person who should/could provide appropriate oral care at home.
I must say, I cannot but agree, I am sure that within the specialised provision around, training for parents/carers could be developed.
What does everyone think?.
RDN. Cert OHE, Cert Sp Care DN. LCGI.
January 15. 2012
I think that this would be of great benefit. Do you know of any courses that would help us to promote this.
I quite often find that the carers see oral care more personnel then any other form and are reluctant to help. If they could only see what a difference it make to the person, not to say about the prevention of a GA.
RDN Cert Sp Care DN
March 11. 2013
Try contacting you're local oral health promotion team, ours offer training to carers in nursing homes etc. I'm sure they would be happy to help.