Helping restore your ability to communicate.
Speech therapy includes prevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of communication, swallowing, and cognition of the patient. The plan of care is designed to address articulation, fluency, language comprehension, expression, processing, and oral/laryngeal muscle strength and coordination in regards to safe swallowing. NHC HealthCare, Bluffton offers VitalStim through a Certified Speech Language Pathologist. VitalStim is a safe and effective treatment for patients with swallowing difficulty through a noninvasive, external stimulation of muscles used for swallowing.
The speech therapists are highly trained to address and help our patients overcome communication conditions as well as swallowing difficulties so that they can pursue active lifestyles. They work closely with our Memory Care Unit to develop individualized programs that allows our patients to function at their highest level. Each patient's deficits in memory, attention, and problem solving are assessed and treated as part of the plan of care.
Speech therapists work closely with the interdisciplinary staff to ensure patients safety and communicate diet needs and changes.
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