A specialized speech therapist at Oasis nursing home
Many degenerative or vascular neurological conditions lead to problems in speech or swallowing. These conditions often affect the ability to coordinate the muscles involved in both speaking and swallowing.
Difficulties in swallowing can lead to serious nutritional problems, as well as life-threatening events related to the inhalation of food into the airways.
Each such patient is evaluated, and a feeding program is established that is adapted to their needs.