Today’s post is part of our ongoing series, The Physicians Choice Way. Here, we’ll go over many of the steps involved in setting up a comprehensive care plan, which helps us to provide seniors and their families a complete understanding of the available care options and helps them maneuver through the challenges of the system.
For each new client, Physicians Choice Private Duty conducts a comprehensive in-home assessment. Part of this assessment asks for a client’s thorough medical history, including personal health and medication history and even a survey of a person’s current oral hygiene care, the latter of which we share below.
Assessment of Current Oral Hygiene Care
Current oral status: (Check one or both and circle appropriate description)
? Has natural teeth
? Has removable dentures Upper Lower
Personal DOES/DOES NOT wear denture(s) (circle one)
Self-care ability (check one)
? Can do oral hygiene by self without reminding
? Needs reminding to do own oral hygiene
? Remembers but does not need assistance
? Needs remindng and assistance to complete oral hygiene
? Needs all oral hygiene done by a provider
? Needs palliative oral hygiene care
Brushing aid and frequency (natural teeth)
What type of brush is used? _______________
Flossing? YES NO
Cleaner Solution Brush
Fluoride Mouthwash Salt Water
Artificial saliva pill sugar-free gum other
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