The role of the Speech Therapist is to improve functional communication and cognitive skills of our Residents. They also monitor and modify swallowing techniques and introduce diet modifications and special feeding techniques when necessary for Residents who have decreased abilities in these areas.
Speech therapy involves
- Developing an effective plan of care to reach maximum level of function
- Utilizing appropriate evaluation tools and accurately completing evaluations in swallowing and cognition
- Setting up appropriate diet for each Resident with the lowest risk of choking or aspiration pneumonia
- Determining each Residentsí level of safety at home
If you or a loved one have been recently hospitalized and feel you may benefit from speech therapy services, please contact Admissions at (574) 267-8922 to let us assist you.