By 2050 it is estimated that the population of elderly, those over 65, will have almost doubled in size, from 43.1 million to 83.7 million.
These are staggering statistics. However, there are more.
In a 2006 study done amongst 5 nursing homes in upstate New York, only 16% of elderly were given any type of oral care. And the care was little to speak of. Another study done in Louisiana found that 65.9% of nursing homes surveyed did not transport their residents to a dentist. Of the 34.1% that did, it was usually the result of a dental emergency, not regular cleanings.
These elderly that soon will be filling nursing homes worldwide (or generally confined to their own homes), will have little to no oral care provided for them.
So what are the elderly expected to do about geriatric dental care near New York?
Understanding the challenges allows us to face them with knowledge, creativity and resourcefulness.
Although challenges for sure, none of these issues prove insurmountable. In cities across the nation, dental experts are beginning to take note of the unique challenges facing geriatric dental care and seek to provide the solution. For residents in Manhattan, there is hope for quality geriatric dental care near New York.
Dr. Alisa Kauffman has been servicing the elderly through house call dentistry services in Manhattan for over 30 years. Her passion is to meet these challenges head on and go above and beyond the norm of dental care for geriatric patients. Geriatric House Call Dentistry has found a way to address and handle each of these challenges expertly. See for yourself today! Call us at 917-826-6278 to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Kauffman.
Geriatric Dental Care Near New York | Geriatric Dental Care In New York
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