ADA NSW President Dr Kathleen Matthews has presented to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Posted on July 16th, 2020

ADA NSW President Dr Kathleen Matthews and ADOHTA Vice-President Nicole Stormon have presented to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. They have discussed ADA NSW’s recommendations for improving oral care for older Australians. Medicare-funded oral health check-ups for over-75s, access to daily oral hygiene measures and denture cleaning and more dental health education for aged care workers and carers must be introduced to stop the widespread and unacceptable neglect of older Australians’ oral care.

An oral health assessment for every person entering a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) and a public awareness campaign on the benefits of good oral health will also be among the recommendations presented by Dr Matthews. ADA NSW’s submission to the Commission also contained a series of other wide-ranging measures aimed at transforming and significantly improving the oral health of older Australians receiving care.

Further information:

To see the ADA NSW submission, please click here

The live webcast for members of the public was held here: https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings-and-workshops/melbourne-hearing-4

To read ADA NSW’s media release with more information, click here

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