In-Home Speech Therapy for Seniors
In-home speech therapy may be necessary when a senior is having difficulties with communication, eating, and swallowing. This may be evident with a person not being able to find the right words or having trouble expressing themselves. They may also have slurred speech or trouble with articulation. Other warning signs may be choking or coughing when eating or having a history of pneumonia. Our trained speech therapy professionals can step in with a valuable assessment, strategies, and training to overcome these difficulties.
You should consider in-home speech therapy for elderly homebound patients if they:
- Have difficulty or delays in responding to questions
- Have recently experienced a stroke
- Have suffered a head injury
- Are experiencing symptoms of dementia
- Are having difficulty eating or swallowing food
How in-home speech therapy works
A highly-trained speech-language pathologist will come to your home, perform an in-depth communication skills assessment, and tailor a customized treatment plan to meet your needs. A speech therapist can help a patient with language, voice, cognition and swallowing problems with treatment techniques that include, but are not limited to:
- Word-picture associations
- Melodic intonation therapy
- Constraint-induced language therapy
- Swallowing training
- Food consistency recommendations
Mobile therapy for non-homebound patients
If you are in need of in-home speech therapy for seniors but are not considered “homebound” by your physician, you may be able to utilize our “mobile therapy” services. Mobile therapy is for people who are not home-bound but would prefer to receive in-home care.
You do NOT need a referral for in-home care in order to receive in-home therapy through our “mobile therapy” services. Mobile therapy services can be used when you need in-home care for specific services but you are not considered home-bound and therefore do not have a referral for home health care. However, most insurances will require that you have a referral for physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy in order to receive care for those services and for the care to be covered. Learn more about Mobile Therapy.