Group Home Brushing

For those caregivers working at a group home, here is a short video to help you brush your client’s teeth.

We understand that brushing your client’s teeth at first my seem like a daunting task. We hope that this video shows you that it can be made easy.

Here are some useful tips:

  • Make sure that you have the necessary protective wear such as eye wear, mask and gloves. This will benefit both you and your client from the spread of any infectious diseases.
  • Position yourself higher than your client for better access – its easiest to have your client’s sitting on a chair in the bathroom
  • Distract the client by having him or her watch in the mirror –  also helps them to understand what is going on
  • This may be difficult at first, but do NOT give up and it will get easy with practice