Annual Report

What is

motivate at home

MOTIVATE at Home is a public oral health education program offered at no cost. It is ideal for care partners of older adults who reside in their homes. The program provides easy-to-use training on good oral health practices. This helps care partners provide the best possible care to their loved ones. And for those care partners who do not provide care, it will teach them how they can support good oral health for their loved one.

MOTIVATE at Home is much like our MOTIVATE program for health care staff. It raises awareness about the connection between oral health and total health, the unique oral health needs of older adults, provides education on common oral health problems, steps on how to clean and maintain teeth and dentures, and more.

  • One out of every six people are unpaid caregivers to an older adult (over the age of 50) in the U.S.
  • That number is growing in Maine, as the state with the largest percentage of adults age 65 or older.
  • We are also the most rural state, making access to care even more difficult.
  • A lack of oral health education makes it difficult for caregivers to know exactly how to provide this care.
  • MOTIVATE Expands to

    Reach Older Adults Living at Home

    Our team is very grateful to the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health for their visionary support of MOTIVATE at Home. Our next step is to seek partnerships and support to scale this program wider, including other states.

    Our work helps educate people on the impacts that oral health can have on the human body.

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