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Oral Health for the Older Adult Living in the Community

ACE-S Triptych


Oral Health for the Older Adult Living in the Community

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Overview of Teaching Strategy

Oral health promotion for older adults living in the community is directed at interventions and services to prolong functional status. Students will determine older adults’ oral health needs and barriers to receiving oral health care in the community using the ACE.S framework.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Assess oral health needs of older adults living independently in the community.
  • Determine barriers for older adults to obtain oral health care in the community 
  • Describe the role of the nurse when providing oral health care to older adults in the community. 

ACE.S Knowledge Domains

  • Individualized Aging
  • Complexity of Care

ACE.S Essential Nursing Actions

  • Assess Function and Expectations
  • Coordinate and Manage Care
  • Make Situational Decisions 

NLN Competencies for Graduates of Nursing Programs

  • Human Flourishing
  • Nursing Judgment
  • Professional Identity
  • Spirit of Inquiry 


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