dental care

submitted / Iowa CareGivers

Thanks to a grant, more nurses aides in Iowa will learn how to provide basic dental care to their patients.

Hygienist, Linda Rowe, brushes a patient's teeth.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Many elderly and disabled people who live in nursing homes need a lot more help taking care of their teeth.

Hygienist, Linda Rowe, brushes a patient's teeth.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A dental hygienist in the Quad Cities is helping people in nursing homes take care of their teeth. Linda Rowe works for a private company called, Hylife. Its founder wrote Dying from Dirty Teeth: Why the Lack of Proper Oral Care Is Killing Nursing Home Residents and How to Prevent It.

http://www.quadcities.healthforecast.net/pdfs/30.pdf / Quad City Health Initiative, Professional Research Consultants, PC

We have cleaner teeth and more of us have quit smoking, but we still need more exercise and better access to health care. Those are a few highlights from the Quad City Health Initiative's 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment. A consultant surveyed 900 residents and met with local professionals as part of the study.