Adult & Aged Care
It is our mission to work with clients to enhance communication skills and optimise mealtimes. We create individualised plans to address communication and swallowing disorders experienced by adult and aged care patients and children.
Come and visit us in our Port Macquarie or Kempsey clinic, or we can visit you at home if you live in the Hastings Macleay region. Telehealth is also an option for your assessment or treatment.
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.
LSVT LOUD ®
SPEAK OUT! ® & LOUD Crowd®
LSVT LOUD ® and
SPEAK OUT! ® are two internationally recognised evidence based approaches to treating voice & speech for people with Parkinson's disease.
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
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.
Adults & Aged Care
We see adults and aged care patients who have a communication or swallowing difficulty that may arise as a result of:
Neurological disease e.g. Parkinson's disease and Motor Neuron Disease
Dementia and other disease affecting cognition
Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury
Respiratory disease e.g. COPD
Head and neck cancer/disease
Age related changes e.g. frailty, poor dentition
Gastrointestinal disease e.g. dysmotility
Being in Palliative care
We see children and teenagers who have difficulties with:
Early communication development
Using language (expressive)
Understanding language (receptive)
Literacy, including phonological awareness
Augmentative and Alternative Communication