Wales

Oral health funding for elderly in Wales' care homes

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Image caption Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething said it would help people unable to access conventional dental services

Older people living in care homes are to get better access to oral health care after the Welsh government set aside £700,000 in funding.

The money will also increase access to special dental care for people with disabilities and special needs.

As part of the plan, care homes must have a mouth care policy and staff responsible for promoting oral hygiene.

All residents will have an oral risk assessment within a week of moving in and regular check ups.

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