Dental company helps residents smile

One company is launching new efforts to help seniors improve their oral health.

HyLife LLC is has formed the HyLife Oral Health Alliance (HOHA) to offer oral care services, health education, centers and health products to dependent adults in assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing communities.

“Once elders are no longer able to effectively take care of their own oral health, their situation declines rapidly,” says Angie Stone, founder and CEO of HyLife LLC in a press release. “After working with clinicians in the field of aging services, we realized there is a need, not only for residents but also for the clinical caregiver and the family member. We want the ones we care for active, happy and experiencing a good quality of life. That doesn’t happen when they have dental disease.”

Stone saw the challenge care teams have providing oral care after her experiences as a family caregiver.  She wanted to help providers find a solution before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' revised 2017-18 final rule go into effect. 

Topics: Alzheimer's/Dementia , Clinical