Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Adults who move into a care home have their mouth care needs assessed on admission.

Statement 2 Adults living in care homes have their mouth care needs recorded in their personal care plan.

Statement 3 Adults living in care homes are supported to clean their teeth twice a day and to carry out daily care for their dentures.

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing oral health services include NICE's quality standard on oral health promotion in the community.

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.

See also the quick guide for care home managers on improving oral health for adults in care homes (NICE and the Social Care Institute for Excellence).