HyLife brings Oral Care Specialists to elders, your loved one, once each and every week, providing a viable solution to improve the oral, and possibly systemic, health of this wonderful population.
OUR SERVICES ARE IMPORTANT
If the current trend continues, by the year 2031 there will be approximately 3.6 million residents residing in nursing homes.
RECENT CASE STUDY COMPLETED BY HYLIFE
Over a 12 week period in 2012, HyLife placed 3 Oral Care Specialists in nursing homes to provide these services. The study involved 45 residents in 5 separate facilities, over 3 states. The residents received weekly brushing and between the teeth cleaning. The care teams at the nursing homes administered 2 Spry 100% xylitol sweetened mints to each of the 45 residents after each meal. During this 12 week case study 14 of the 45 residents moved into an improved oral health category (See Table 1).
While not all residents improved enough to move into a better category, 78% of the residents showed visual improvement in the amount of plaque biofilm on their teeth (See Table 2). These significant results show a program such as this is a viable way to help improve the oral, and possibly the systemic health, of nursing home residents.
During the case study Oral Care Specialists were welcomed into facilities by care teams, residents, and residents’ families with great excitement!