Speech Therapy in Home Health Care
As part of a Cheyenne Regional home health care plan, patients may receive speech therapy from a speech-language pathologist (SLP).
Cheyenne Regional’s speech therapists have over 35 years of combined experience in providing treatments that are relevant and meaningful to patients and their families. Our goal is to empower patients and their families to communicate clearly, swallow more effectively, and speak up (loudly) about their medical conditions and aspirations for memory and cognitive success.
Using your feedback, our SLPs design specific goals tailored to your needs. SLPs also work closely with each patient’s medical team (including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and CNAs) to ensure the most comprehensive care.
Speech therapy may be included in a home health care plan if a patient is experiencing:
- Difficulty swallowing, which may include drooling, frequent throat clearing, or the sensation that something is stuck in the throat
- Common communication complaints, such as difficulty finding the right word, slurred speech, weak voice, and conversing with someone with hearing loss
- Thinking or cognitive difficulty, such as decreased attention, poor concentration, “brain fog,” and trouble carrying out daily routines
- Memory challenges ranging from mild to severe
- Mild memory impairment can often be treated directly
- Advanced memory problems may focus on family/caregiver training to reduce confusion and enhance communication
Cheyenne Regional’s speech-language pathologists (SLPs) use a number of strategies and techniques to improve swallowing, communication, thinking and memory.
To learn more about speech therapy options for home health care, please call (307) 633-7000.