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Speech Therapy


Speech Therapy services are invaluable for stroke, Parkinsonís and other physically debilitative disease patients. Our Speech Therapists integrate the latest technology and rehabilitative plans in the treatment of speech and swallowing disorders.

Divine Touch Health Services is one of a select few home health care agencies that is certified to use the neuromuscular electronic stimulation (NMES). Using VitalStim's state of the art equipment, NMES therapy is used to treat select patients with Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties). This is an innovative treatment that has helped many patients retrain muscles and regain use of their swallowing function.

Occupational Therapists coordinate the use of adaptive and assistive equipment in the home so patients are able to better dress, wash and feed themselves.

Through their care and training, they enable the patient to stay in their home as long as possible.

Statistics

  • More than 15 million Americans have moderate to severe difficulty swallowing
  • More than 50 percent of stroke patients, and 60 percent of head/neck radiation (i.e. throat cancer) patients will eventually develop dysphagia.
  • Some estimates indicate 90 percent of Parkinson's and ALS patients suffer from dysphagia.
  • All of our certified Speech Language Pathologists have many years of experience working in the field.