Oral Health Care for Elders Vital but Challenging for Caregivers
Posted May 13 2010 12:00am
Oral health care for our aging loved ones is another of those many issues where frustration can nearly drive a caregiver nuts. Caregivers can feel helpless because there are so few viable options. My mother-in-law, Alice, had her own teeth throughout her life. As her mental and physical health deteriorated, so did her oral hygiene. By the time she moved to a nursing home, her teeth were beyond repair.