Communication is crucial for everyone, especially when your loved ones are looking for a high quality of life. However, communication can be affected if your loved ones are suffering from a debilitating condition like stroke and so on. This is important as your loved ones will need to communicate crucial information if they are ill, such as where they aren’t feeling well and so on. This is where speech therapy comes in for your loved ones while living in an assisted living community.
About Our Speech Therapy
At Discovery Village At Dominion, we have our on-site speech therapists ready to meet your loved ones’ needs to ensure they are able to recuperate and recover their eating and speaking motor skills so that they can enjoy their remaining golden years.
Benefits of Having Speech Therapy in Your Retirement Community
To understand the benefits of your loved ones undergoing speech therapy in the community, it’s helpful to know the reason why speech is affected with age. A large part of it is due to certain health conditions, such as a stroke. Stroke affects the brain component that influences speech skills. Speech therapy can help your loved ones undergo rehabilitation from aphasia, which is a condition where your loved ones cannot express speech due to disruption in neural networks. Speech therapy can help your loved ones as well if they are undergoing expressive aphasia. This is because speech therapy can support your brain in creating new pathways for speech. Our on-site speech therapist can craft a personalized treatment plan for your loved ones, such as written and spoken exercises. This will help your loved ones to restore their speaking skills. However, if the speech is affected tremendously, the on-site speech therapist can help discover compensatory skills of communication.
If your loved ones are suffering from dysarthria, speech therapy can help rehabilitate your loved ones from this musculature issue. Dysarthria helps your loved one cope with poor musculature coordination issues. This usually stems from sensorimotor issues, such as paralysis, muscle change tone, and weaknesses. Due to this issue, your loved ones may struggle to make proper speech noises. Our speech therapists can create environmental medication, alternative communication, speaker strategies, and even propose surgery if there’s a need. Ultimately, speech therapy provides a non-invasive way of helping your loved ones to recover.
Speech therapy can also help your loved ones recover and rehabilitate if they are suffering from dysphagia. Dysphagia is associated with swallowing issues due to structural modifications in swallowing mechanisms. With dysphagia, your loved ones may struggle with swallowing liquids, solids, and so on. Speech therapists can help provide swallowing evaluations and diet changes to provide intervention for your loved ones. Without which, your loved ones may suffer from aspiration where food material is leaked into the respiratory tracts and cause aspiration pneumonia.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Retirement Community?
With problems consuming food and speaking, it may be difficult for your loved ones to truly enjoy their retirement years. By moving into a community, your loved ones can enjoy the experienced services of our on-site speech therapist and undergo recovery and rehabilitation.
Why Choose Discovery Village At Dominion’s Retirement Community?
At Discovery Village At Dominion, we provide a wide range of amenities for your loved ones to ensure their needs are met. With our healthcare professionals on-site, you can rest assured of a high-quality assisted living environment for your loved ones. For people who require assisted living options, our accommodations are tailored to the needs of your loved ones to ensure help is just a call away. We also have on-site speech therapists to provide high-quality speech therapy for your loved ones.