A speech language pathologist (SLP), also known as a speech therapist, specializes with the evaluation of swallowing and communication disorders. They also assess cognition and thinking skills as it relates to the exchange of information and ideas.
The SLP will help improve the above conditions and teach compensatory strategies that help reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia, and maintain adequate nutrition and hydration. Our SLP’s often collaborate with physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, physical-
therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and dieticians to provide holistic care for our clients.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Stroke/neurological disorders
- Swallowing disorders
- Post-traumatic injuries
- Voice disorders
- Head trauma
- Auditory comprehension disorders
ReVitahealth’s SLPs makes special use of being in the home or other dwellings to more effectively assess our clients’ real-world needs and individualize their treatment. As with our other home care services, clients who have been diagnosed with dementia or cognitive impairment respond better to treatment because they’re in a familiar setting – their own home.
ReVitahealth’s SLP’s will educate family and caregivers about particular aspects of treatment such as positioning for safe and effective eating, written reminders or recommended dietary changes to ensure continuity of care.