Home Health Speech Therapy

A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), sometimes called a speech therapist, specializes in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing, cognition/thinking skills and communication disorders. Amedisys’ SLPs often collaborate with physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and dieticians to provide holistic care to our patients.

SLP services aim to improve a person’s quality of life through regaining the ability to eat and swallow, improving cognitive skills for increased independence, and helping to regain communication skills to express wants, needs and ideas. Amedisys’ SLPs take advantage of being in the home to more effectively assess our patients’ real-world needs and individualize their treatment. Oftentimes patients with dementia or cognitive impairment respond better to treatment because they’re in a familiar setting – their own home.
Our SLP teams provide comprehensive care including:

Evaluation and treatment of communication disorders, swallowing and cognition deficits

Address Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Identify risk of decreased mobility, falls and wound development

Patient/family/caregiver education