ElderCarelink Blog

Home Health Care: When a Person Lives Alone

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
October 4th, 2010 at 2:12 am

The more information a therapist can have about the patterns, needs and support available to a patient can help to maximize the treatment program at home. So often each health care professional may get only part of the information particularly if the patient has some memory problems, is a private person, or not someone who is very talkative.

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Home Health Care: When Speech Therapy is Needed Part 2

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
September 29th, 2010 at 2:12 am

Sometimes a patient will have a hearing or vision loss, coupled with an old stroke or Parkinson’s disease and now there are memory problems. Sometimes these are people who live alone, perhaps with family not living in the area. A nurse, physical therapist or occupational therapist currently seeing the patient may notice during the course of a few appointments that the person seems to be having some difficulties.

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