Persons with dementia, on hospice, and with longer length of stay have worse oral hygiene


Knowing which characteristics are related to oral hygiene may help staff prioritize mouth care. Study details available at: Zimmerman S, Austin S, Cohen L, et al. (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.