Speech Pathology

Empowering the Older Person to Express Themselves

Communication and swallowing challenges are frequent in aged care facilities, with up to 95% of aging residents experiencing speech, language and swallowing related difficulties. Underlying neurological and psychological issues, along with physiological changes that come with aging, can present a host of challenges for carers.

When aging residents find it difficult to successfully communicate their general needs or problems to their carers, problems can arise. At AHP, we go beyond the traditional treatment approach to offer aged care providers with an extensive range of practical speech pathology treatment plans that address all aspects of speech, language and swallowing disorders concurrently.

Accredited by Speech Pathology Australia, our clinicians are licensed and certified speech-language pathologists with specialised skills in evaluating and treating impaired speech, eating and swallowing disorders as well as a variety of neurological and functional speech difficulties. Our aim is to enhance communication through the safest means possible.

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Our Key Services and Benefits:

  • Dysphagia Management: We manage and assess every disorder through individual consultations, assessments and treatment planning.
  • Dysphagia Management Program: We design and implement a highly comprehensive and integrated dysphagia management program for your facility to keep eldercare residents safe.
  • Augmentative and Assistive Communication: We recommend individual communication aids and provide specialised treatments for neurological disorders such Parkinson’s disease and more.
  • Staff Education: We provide a fun and effective learning atmosphere on physiology, symptom recognition, treatment strategies and product selection for staff members.
  • Case Conferences and Care Planning: We provide support to both residents and their families to keep them satisfied, stimulated and motivated during challenging times.

The AHP Difference

Our physiotherapy program was implemented by AHP in 2015. Our residents have been given the opportunity to improve their mobility and well-being and equally importantly to learn that physio and activities programs are fun. The improvement in the activity levels of our residents has been fantastic.

Another positive aspect of employing AHP is their knowledge of the ACFI system and how physiotherapy services can contribute to an increase in the revenue of an aged care service.

Marco Polo is a strong supporter of AHP - as evidenced by the fact that we now have 5 full time allied health staff working across our two facilities - a resource our residents welcome because they feel better because of it.

Robert O'Shea CEO - Marco Polo Aged Care Services

I just wanted to say thank you to Sarah for all of your help in assisting me in finding a job here in Australia. It has been two weeks now since I started my job and everything is going good.

Thank you for being exceptionally professional and accommodating and going above and beyond to make the process a smooth as possible. It’s jus great to meet a person like you, who is able to assist aspiring Nurses secure rewarding jobs. You work in a way that you are always there to listen to our needs and sometimes problems.

Mark Emergency Registered Nurse

We have partnered with Australian Health Professionals for a range of permanent and temporary recruitment assignments; particularly those which are hard to fill or critical to our organisation.

We have found Anne and the team very responsive, flexible, customer centric and committed to sourcing in line with our brief. When we find it challenging to source, we do look to AHP to provide support with candidate acquisition.

Sam Fraser Recruitment Marketing Manager

Thank you AHP for making the transition between employers easy and stress free.

This is the first time I have used a recruitment agency and I valued your advice and support throughout the process. Your professionalism and interest in my circumstances was appreciated.

I have no hesitation in recommending you to colleagues looking for new positions.

April Sevenoaks Contractor

The team at AHP are very professional and provide us with Physio, OT, Speech Path and Dietic services. We have been extremely impressed with the level of service, professionalism, contemporary practice and staff who are motivated and engaged in providing excellence in care for our residents. Feedback from residents and staff has been overwhelmingly positive and communication with management has been the highest standard.

Christine Schlieff Residential Manager - St Peters Catholic Healthcare

Contact us now to learn more about our speech pathology services.


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