Jul 12 2012 by Clare Damodaran, Blairgowrie Adv
A BLAIRGOWRIE care home has received NHS Tayside’s Oral Health Award, a new programme aimed at improving the oral health of care home residents.
St Ninian’s Care Home has been awarded the Oral Health Award, which was developed by the oral health improvement team within NHS Tayside to encourage homes to include new oral health standards as part of their residents’ care packages.
NHS Tayside’s Community Dental Service has been working in partnership with care homes in Tayside for many years to ensure that their residents receive appropriate daily oral care and dental treatment.
Tayside Oral Health Award is a local programme adapted from the national Caring for Smiles resource, which sees oral health professionals offer training and support to care home staff throughout Tayside.