Services Provided by Adult Speech PathologY
Assessments, Reviews and Therapy for
- Dysphagia (Swallowing)
- Communication (Speech, Language and Cognition)
Training and Development Sessions
Our Speech Pathologists provide 1 and 2 hour training sessions on a range of topics such as:
- Safe Swallowing
- Preparation of Modified Diets and Fluids
Our training sessions are suitable for large or small groups and may include practical components. They are suitable for nursing, kitchen and care staff, families and volunteers.
We are also able to tailor a training package to your specific requirements.
We offer a Menu Review and Meal Audits from a swallowing perspective for hospitals and aged care facilities. This aims to support kitchen staff in decision making about appropriate options for modified diets. It is an excellent quality project for facilities.
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Aged Care Facilities
Adult Speech Pathology currently provides services to over 50 aged care facilities in Adelaide and the Barossa Valley.
Our services meet the needs of residents requiring speech pathology assessment and therapy, as well as providing the facility with the support and documentation required for Accreditation.
Our services and documentation assist facilities in meeting the criteria for Accreditation Standards 2.3, 2.6, and 2.10 (refer to Accreditation Standards – Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency). We have developed ACFI friendly documentation to assist with funding applications.
It can be difficult for individuals to travel to a clinic to receive ongoing therapy after discharge from hospital. Adult Speech Pathology will provide assessment and therapy in your own home. Therapy at home can be more practical and tailored to your specific needs after such events as a stroke or head injury. Swallowing assessments can also be more comfortable in your own environment and we can assist you in selecting appropriate foods to eat at home.
Adult Speech Pathology consults in many of the private hospitals in Adelaide. We work together with the medical, nursing and allied health staff in each location to provide multidisciplinary care. We can see patients daily or as often as required during their inpatient stay.