Speech therapy evaluates and remediates any speech, language, cognitive and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia).
Speech therapy is often prescribed following a stroke or for someone with progressive neurological conditions such as dementia. This therapy can also treat breathing problems associated with lung diseases. A speech language pathologist will develop a plan of care aimed at increasing the individual’s ability to communicate and help deal with any issues related to swallowing deficits, including tube feed weaning. Speech therapists may utilize specific exercises to strengthen the mouth and throat muscles, as well as cognitive exercise focused on memory restoration and problem-solving abilities.
Advanced Technologies, Programs and Techniques
Improving communication and cognitive linguistic skills
Synchrony-Interactive sEMG Dysphagia Treatment System
Dementia Capable Care Certifications obtained by all staff and therapists
1. Contact Us
Let your Case Manager at the hospital know that you are interested in The Lodge. The Case Manager will contact our Admissions Coordinator and forward your information for review. Our Admissions Coordinator will be in contact with you or your family to discuss our community, availability, approval process, and payment options. Your medical information will be reviewed by The Lodge’s Nursing Department to ensure we can meet your healthcare needs. Our Business Office will verify insurance coverage if applicable.
2. Visit With Us
A representative from our facility may visit you in the hospital. Our Admissions Coordinator will also schedule your tour of our community.
3. Plan Your Arrival
Upon approval for admission to our community, our Admissions Coordinator will contact you or your family and the hospital Case Manager to discuss discharge planning.
4. Utilize Our Transportation
Transportation will be provided by The Lodge.
5. Provide Information
Upon admission, the following items will be requested:
- Insurance cards
- Power of attorney
- Living will
- Financial information such as bank statements