After completing the course care staff should be able to:
> Identify why good oral care is important for older people in care.
> Recognise what elements add to poor oral health in older people.
> Show good methods of day to day care when supporting residents who need assistance.
> Recognise and know how and when to be concerned about an individual’s oral health.
> Explain the importance of oral care documentation, e.g care plans and risk assessments.
> Perform an oral health risk assessment.
> Explain what strategies can be used to help residents with dementia and those who display challenging behaviour towards oral care.
> Recognise when more specialised care is needed.
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