This information is provided by the Oral Health Promotion Team. This NICE guideline highlights the importance of frequent care of the mouth and lips for the dying person, and includes the management of dry mouth in their person centred care plan.
Who is it for?
- Health and Social Care professionals caring for people who are dying, including those working in primary care, care homes, hospices, hospitals and community care settings such as people's own homes
- Commissioners and providers of care for people in the last days of life
- People who are dying, their families, carers and other people important to them
Mouth care is the one thing a family member can do for a loved one.