We have another packed month with opportunities to honor our amazing staff and highlight strategies to support conditions that impact our community. This week we want to recognize speech language pathologists (SLPs). May is Better Speech & Hearing Month! Speech-language pathologists are trained allied health professionals who specialize in respiratory management/voice, swallow physiology, neurocognition, orofacial motor impairments, and language/communication deficits. Services from these professionals in the home health realm support patients’ ability to eat, communicate, and live safely. SLPs support hospice services through safe eating strategies and communication with loved ones at the end of life. SLPs are graduate-level professionals who partner with providers to optimize recovery and manage chronic disease processes through evidence-based approaches.
What disciplines are available for hospice services?
Hospice is supported by a team of professionals in nursing, social work, chaplain, and aide services. These professionals create the core team that collaborates and develops a plan for the patient and family to prioritize quality of life and symptom management. Elite engages the services of professionals in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and dietary services to best support symptom management and engagement in meaningful activities. Accessing these professionals in the hospice setting is unique. Elite believes in the value of a customized plan of care, individualized to each patient and their family, which means services to support comfort and engagement are valued. Elite also offers patients massage therapy for pain and discomfort strategies that are not pharmacologically based in the comfort of their own home. Similarly, volunteers are an integral part of the care plan that allow family caregivers much needed respite from the demands of being the primary support system. If you have questions about what goes into our unique treatment planning and approach, reach out to us at info@EliteHHH.com
People to know
Clarkston Liaison/Lifeline – Angie (509) 780-8097
Lewiston Liaison – Beth (509) 254-1381
Moscow & Orofino Liaison – Scott (509) 234-3102
Business Development – Ashley (509) 843-7605