Adult & Aged Care

Mobile Speech Pathologist

About

With expertise in adult and aged care - It is our mission to work with you to enhance your communication skills and enjoy your mealtimes safely. We create individualised plans to address communication and swallowing disorders experienced by adult and aged care patients.

HM Speech offers clinic and mobile services so we can drive to you to provide assessment and treatment for any communication or swallowing disorder. Services are available to people living in Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Wauchope, Lake Cathie, Bonny Hills and everywhere in between. 

Treatment will be conducted in your home, via Telehealth, in the community or in Aged Care Facilities.

The latest evidence based treatment approaches will be used to ensure the best possible improvement and your therapy will be tailored to you and your goals. 

HM Speech has excellent working relationships with medical professionals, allied health and other service providers in the area so we can guarantee a collaborative and holistic approach.

 

Services

VIDEO

FLUOROSCOPY

Videofluroroscopy Swallow Studies (VFSS or Modified Barium Swallows) is a gold standard assessment tool performed under x-ray to examine swallowing function more closely

SWALLOWING

Assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders (Dysphagia). Dysphagia can arise as a result of stroke, ageing, poor dentition, respiratory disease, neurodegenerative disease

NDIS

Assessment and intervention can be provided to those who manage their own NDIS funds ("self-managed") or who have a plan manager managing their funds ("plan-managed")

AGED CARE FACILITIES

Assessment and treatment of communication & swallowing disorders to residents in Aged Care Facilities. Swallowing disorders are common in residents living in Aged Care & it is important to refer early to avoid any adverse outcomes.

COMMUNICATION

Assessment and treatment of communication disorders including language, speech, voice and cognitive communication. These can arise as a result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, dementia, voice misuse

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT PLANS

If eligible you will receive 5 rebated sessions per year for speech pathology sessions. There will be a gap fee

LSVT LOUD © 

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment is an internationally recognised evidence based approach to treating voice & speech for people with Parkinson's Disease.

EDUCATION

Education on communication disorders or swallowing can be arranged for target audiences 

Providing high quality evidence based practice to adult and aged patients in the Hastings Macleay region

Who We Work With

Any person who has a communication or swallowing difficulty.

These may arise as a result of:

  • Neurological disease e.g. Parkinson's Disease and Motor Neuron Disease

  • Stroke

  • Dementia and other disease affecting cognition

  • Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury

  • Respiratory disease e.g. COPD

  • Head and neck cancer/disease, including tracheostomy & laryngectomy

  • Age related changes e.g. frailty, poor dentition

  • Gastrointestinal disease e.g. dysmotility

  • Being in Palliative care

Referrals

Referrals can be made by anyone.

Referrals can be made by email, telephone or fax.

Fax referrals to 0265 826 843

 

Contact

Tel. 0484 142 433

Fax. 0265 826 843

 

Hours

Tues - Thur 8am - 4:30 pm

Port Macquarie, 2444

NSW, Australia 

Friday's 8am -4:30pm

Suite 2, 2 Smith Street

Kempsey NSW 2440

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