Speech Therapy

A speech therapist working with a patient.

Speech therapy is essential to our skilled nursing facility’s rehabilitative services. Our speech-language pathologists provide one-on-one analysis and treatment, ensuring each person needing speech therapy receives comprehensive and effective treatment to regain communication skills or improve their ability to swallow foods.

Contact us to discuss our speech therapy services today.

What Are Speech-Language Pathologists? 

Speech-language pathologists are highly trained medical professionals who evaluate patients, establish treatment goals, and oversee treatments. They must have a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and a state license. In 2022, there were 171,400 speech-language pathologists in the U.S., according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Skilled nursing facilities employ 13,026 (7.6%) of these professionals.

Communication Is Essential to Health

Social interaction is essential for health. Isolation increases the risks of severe mental and neurological issues, including depression and dementia. Communication issues compound a person’s sense of isolation, and restoring their speech can improve their health and quality of life. Monument Health Group provides speech therapy for adults struggling with health issues affecting their speaking ability, enabling them to rebuild muscles and regain their ability to communicate verbally. 

Speech Therapy FAQs

Our speech therapists treat patients with communication challenges stemming from many medical issues. An individual may also need rehab for speech therapy due to the following conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s 
  • Dementia
  • Dry mouth
  • Infection
  • Loose dentures
  • Medication
  • Missing teeth
  • Parkinson’s
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Tumors

Treatment plans could involve helping individuals strengthen their chest, jaw, lips, neck, and tongue muscles. Treatments are customized to address the root cause of the communication issues, which could be physical or neurological.

Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing issues, which affect up to one-third of older adults. Our speech-language pathologists assist patients with this serious medical issue, treating feeding and swallowing issues. 

Our speech-language pathologists implement treatments to improve neurological and muscular control while swallowing and address breathing issues causing dysphagia. When obstructions or control issues prevent normal swallowing functions, we introduce modified diets and assistive devices to ensure patients can swallow safely. 

Monument Health facilities offer personal services, such as access to a dining room, daily activities, and beautician services.

Our medical services include the following:

  • Occupational therapy: Our occupational therapists help individuals improve or regain motor function and learn to use assistive devices when required. Our occupational therapists assess patients and develop customized treatment plans to help each person reach their rehabilitation goals.
  • Physical therapy: Physical therapists work with people experiencing pain or recovering from medical issues affecting their balance and ability to move. Our physical therapists evaluate patients and create custom treatment plans to alleviate their pain, help them regain gross motor skills, or teach them to use assistive devices. 
  • Short-term rehabilitation: Individuals may need short-term rehabilitation services after recovering from surgery or a health issue, such as a stroke. Our short-term rehabilitation team provides expert medical care to help these patients recover and return home as quickly as possible. 
  • Skilled nursing and rehabilitation: Our facilities offer skilled nursing and rehabilitation patients to short- and long-term patients. Some individuals require ongoing care or have a lengthy recovery period, and our team provides the medical services they need to support them through their health journey. 

Monument Health Group has two facilities. Monument Health Millcreek is located in Salt Lake City, UT, and Monument Health Bountiful is a short drive north of Salt Lake City. 

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