Speech-Language Pathology can be vital in any recovery efforts after a hospitalization, surgery or catastrophic event. Our Speech Pathology Team at Hamilton Home Health specializes in Swallowing Deficits (utilizing Vital Stim techniques in some cases), Speech and Language disturbances, Trach and Laryngectomy Care, Respiratory Issues in regard to speech or swallow function and in assisting patients with care for someone with Cognitive Deficits in order to help them participate in their own care and safety.
A Speech Pathologist can assist a patient in achieving the nutritional goals of the physician in order that healing can occur. This is achieved through a comprehensive swallowing exam and making dietary recommendations to meet caloric and fluid requirements. Safety is of the utmost importance and a Speech Pathologist can help train caregivers to safely assist their loved ones.
Trach and Laryngectomy patients need a lot of support for speech, equipment needs, training in cleaning and safety training. A Speech Pathologist can provide the training necessary. Resourcing is always a part of this program. In both Trach and Laryngectomy patients, communication is challenging but made easier by a Speech Pathologist.
Some events you may want to consider calling a Speech Pathologist:
- CVA Cancer
- Oral /Throat Cancer
- Parkinson Disease
- Speech Difficulties
- Failure to Thrive
- Lou Gehrig
- Swallowing Difficulties
Our Therapists at Hamilton Medical Center are all graduates of reputable Universities with advanced degrees and are licensed with strict guidelines by the state of Georgia. Our Speech Pathologists are also members and accredited with ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association) and have CCC ‘s (Clinical Competence Certification).