Study finds dementia, hospice, and length of stay indicate poorer oral hygiene


The factors most strongly associated with poor oral hygiene scores included having dementia, being on hospice care, and longer stay. Study details available at:  Zimmerman S, Austin S, Cohen L, Reed D, Poole P, Ward K, Sloane PD. (2017). Readily identifiable risk factors of nursing home residents' oral hygiene: dementia, hospice, and length of stay. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(11), 2516-2521.