8 December 2008

Dental health in nursing homes

Dental and oral health in nursing homes
Minister for Ageing Media Release: 4 December 2008
The Minister for Ageing, Mrs Justine Elliot said the Australian Government takes the concerns about the oral and dental health of nursing home residents seriously.

Under the Aged Care Act, nursing home operators have a legal obligation to provide proper oral and dental health to residents. If nursing homes fail to comply, they face tough compliance action including sanctions.In addition, the Australian Government is examining the current oral and dental health standards as part of the Review of Accreditation Standards. … > full media release

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