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Areas Where Speech Therapy Can Help the Elderly

For those of us who have a senior loved one receiving care, chances are, you and your family have considered getting them physical therapy. However, outside of physical therapy, another therapy that would benefit your elderly is speech therapy, a therapeutic approach that addresses conditions and defects involving the vocal cords, muscles, and other structures in the throat. We offer speech therapy ourselves at Al Amal Health Care Inc, as a provider of home health care in Lakewood, Ohio.

Performed by speech therapists, here are the specific problem areas that speech therapy can help with:

  • Articulation Problems
    These refer to the difficulty of speaking clearly as well as errors in creating sounds.
  • Fluency Problems
    These are problems involving the flow of speech, such as stuttering and cluttering.
  • Voice and/or Resonance Problems
    These involve problems with pitch, volume, and overall voice quality.
  • Oral Feeding Problems
    These issues involve the mouth such as eating, swallowing difficulties, and drooling.
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Problems
    These are problems that affect the ability to understand language and speak the language, respectively.

To be clear, while speech therapy is no doubt helpful in improving and regaining lost function in the vocal cords, muscles, and other areas of the throat, it is not a quick fix.

Your senior loved one, for one, would greatly benefit from a personal care aide to make going to and from these sessions convenient.

And if they are already receiving speech therapy at home, a home health aide in Ohio, or elsewhere, can make sure that they are well-assisted, safe, and at their most comfortable undergoing the session.

Does your elderly need this therapeutic approach? If they do, don’t hesitate to enlist our help. Schedule a free home care assessment today.