A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), sometimes called a speech therapist (ST), specializes in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing, cognition/thinking skills and communication disorders. St. Elizabeth Home Health's SLP collaborates with physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and dieticians to provide holistic care to our patients.
SLP services aim to improve a person’s quality of life through regaining the ability to eat and swallow, improving cognitive skills for increased independence and helping to regain communication skills to express wants, needs and ideas. The therapist benefits by coming into the home to more effectively assess you or your loved ones real-world needs and formulate an individualize treatment plan. Oftentimes patients with memory issues, dementia or cognitive impairment respond better to treatment because they’re in a familiar setting – their own home.
Our SLP therapist provides comprehensive care including:
- Evaluation and treatment of communication disorders, swallowing and cognition deficits
- Address Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
- Identify risk of decreased mobility, falls and wound development
- Patient/family/caregiver education related to the diagnosis