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Oral Health

Improving Oral Health in Older Adults

by Melissa Batchelor-Murphy

On March 1-2, 2017, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) convened a forum  in Alexandria, VA, titled “Developing an Interprofessional Roadmap to Improving Oral Health in Older Adults.”

Participants were charged to identify solutions and create a roadmap to improve interprofessional oral health care of older adults.

Barriers and facilitators to appropriate oral care of older adults were discussed, along with strategies for how both healthcare and caregiver teams could drive appropriate oral care.

The forum builds upon one of GSA’s latest “What’s Hot” topics on Oral Health: An Essential of Healthy Aging.

View an infographic on Oral Health Care.

Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC