The role of Speech Therapy is to improve functional communication and cognitive skills of all 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 a maximum level of function.
- Utilize appropriate evaluation tools and accurately complete evaluations in swallowing and cognition.
- Set up an appropriate diet for each Resident with the lowest risk of choking or aspiration pneumonia.
- Determine each Residents’s level of safety at home.
If you or a loved one would benefit from our specialized therapy services, please contact the facility at (319) 293 – 3761 or our Community Liaison Director at (319) 931-5469 or fill out the form to the right.