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Does Medicare Cover Speech Therapy?

    What is Speech Therapy? Speech therapy, also known as speech-language pathology, is a health service that can help people improve their voice, speech, and language skills. Additionally, this type of therapy can also help retrain a person to properly swallow in the event that a stroke (or similar medical condition) has impaired it. Speech therapists, or speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are especially trained to provide this… Read More »Does Medicare Cover Speech Therapy?

    Aspiration Pneumonia

      Speech-language pathologists’ scope of practice includes treatment of swallowing difficulties, known as dysphagia. As a result, a large part of a Speech-language pathologist’s time includes educating clients and their families on dysphagia and techniques to minimize potential adverse consequences. These adverse conditions may include malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss, and aspiration pneumonia. It is quite common for clients and their families to have little or no… Read More »Aspiration Pneumonia

      What is Dementia

        Over 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is believed to contribute to 60-80% of these cases. In the United States, an estimated 6.2 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the alarming statistics, there is still much confusion surrounding dementia. So what is it? Dementia is not a disease, but a syndrome that results from an acquired brain disease. It… Read More »What is Dementia

        Transportation Resources

          Transportation service across the Tampa Bay Area for Senior Citizens and those with Disabilities Securing transportation for appointments and personal business can be a daunting task for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Luckily, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco County have each developed a system for providing transportation services to residents in need. Here is some information that may come in handy for yourself or a… Read More »Transportation Resources