All County Health Care employs highly skilled Speech Therapist (STs) who treat you in the comfort of your own home. Our STs will assess and treat your speech disorders such as language, communication, cognitive and swallowing. Speech therapy is an essential element to the home health plan of care. By focusing on communication, cognitive and swallowing treatment programs our Speech Therapist will help improve your quality of life. Communication disorders affect daily tasks such as talking on the phone, communicating people such as family and your physicians, even calling 911 for an emergency. Aphasia, dysarthria and general weakness can all contribute to communication difficulties. Speech therapists develop verbal and nonverbal communication that assist in your recovery.

Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or general cognitive impairments can result in memory loss and disorientation can. Medication’s side effects or even dehydration can also add to these deficits. To help patients with cognitive impairments, speech therapists develop programs with structured memory tasks, problem solving, reasoning, visual and auditory aids, calendars and family education.

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a common diagnosis in home health patients. This can cause weight loss, aspiration (food or liquid entering the airway) and aspiration pneumonia, which is a very serious condition.