In-Home Speech Therapy in Las Vegas
In-home speech therapy programs help patients correct speech or vocal issues caused by medical conditions.
It doesn’t matter if you’re recovering from a stroke and suffering aphasia or if you have communication issues caused by a genetic disorder. Just like with all things, improvement comes from gentle encouragement and lots of practice (the right practice).
One of our skilled speech therapists is available to discuss a particular situation so that we can start the process of developing a personalized in-home speech therapy health care program.
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An In-Home Speech Therapist Can Address Numerous Health Conditions
Therapy can be medically ordered for any aged individual. Speech therapists often work alongside other specialists to help with such issues as:
- Swallowing Difficulties – If facial, throat or palate muscles are weakened, it can make it difficult to swallow food or fluid. A therapist can help to improve swallowing through strengthening techniques.
- Voice Issues – A therapist can help with the quality of voice and improve voices that are hoarse, have poor volume, are strained, or are affected in other ways.
- Communication Cognitive Delays – Therapists are also trained to work on the cognitive issues that impede communication skills such as attention or memory issues.
- Language Issues – For those suffering from language formation issues, such as sentence formation, syntax, and semantics, therapy can be beneficial.
When suffering from one of the previous conditions or other speech issues, a trained in-home speech therapist can help improve communication abilities.
What Medical Issues Utilize Speech Therapy?
Medical conditions that often require therapy include:
- Stroke – After suffering from a stroke, many patients may experience partial paralysis and weakness that can affect vocal skills.
- Genetic and Birth Disorders – Genetic disorders such as Down syndrome, cleft palate, and cerebral palsy can require therapy to aid with communication.
- Cancer of the Ears, Nose and Throat – Otolaryngological cancers can affect hearing as well as speech. After tumors are removed and treatment is given, speech therapists can help to restore communication skills.
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s – Patients who suffer from dementia may need therapy to help them maintain the cognitive process of vocal communication.
- Parkinson’s – The tremors and muscle problems associated with Parkinson’s disease not only affect the patient’s voice but often their ability to properly swallow as well.
- Multiple Sclerosis – Multiple sclerosis is a disease that can affect the muscles and cause partial paralysis.
- Hearing Impairment – As patients age, their hearing will be affected, which can often affect the integrity of a person’s voice.
- Feeding Difficulties – Some illnesses can inhibit swallowing and may require a therapist to improve the mouth, throat, and facial muscles.
- Traumatic Brain Injury – After a brain injury, many patients may have to relearn speech patterns to return to their normal communication ability.
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We also offer speech therapy covered by Medicare.
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Home health care must be ordered by a Nevada Board Certified MD (Doctor of Medicine) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). Referrals can be made via a doctor’s office, hospital, clinic, or anywhere else an MD or DO practices.
In order for a patient to sign on, Sonoma Home Health requires 3 things:
- The MD/DO order for home health
- Patient information (such as name, address, and phone number)
- Medical history and physical
Each patient receives intermittent skilled care; the frequency is determined based on a care plan that’s determined after an evaluation has been completed. During each visit, the patient will be visited by clinicians (skilled nurses) for 45 minutes – 1 hour.
Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurances will cover home health. Our expert financial staff can help with the process of determining your specific benefits.
Personal care such as bathing, dressing, and food preparation. Home health can provide home health aides on a limited basis depending on diagnosis and need, but it isn’t long-term and must be in conjunction with a need for skilled nursing based on a doctor’s referral.
Medication. Prescriptions are not covered by home health.