Between heart issues, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and more, there are plenty of health-related ailments to manage when it comes to residents in senior living. In such a crowded playing field, seniors’ oral hygiene can fall to the wayside.
Transportation to and from dentist offices, for one, proves problematic for senior living residents, as the task typically falls on their adult children. And costs can deter the receipt of such services, as well, since Medicaid’s dental coverage varies greatly by state and Medicare doesn’t cover most routine dental care or procedures. In fact, one out of every five people over age 75 haven’t seen a dentist in the past five years, according to the American Dental Association. Drop In Dental has found an innovative solution to the problem: Bringing dentists to the seniors rather than the other way around. With a 40’ dental RV equipped with a wheel chair lift, our providers can see seniors in a comfortable, safe environment right outside their residence. If a resident has dental insurance we will bill our costs, otherwise we have a fee schedule tailored to these residents.