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Challenges and Solutions to Providing Treatment for Acquired Communication Disorders in Long Term Care

Course: #5409 Level: Introductory 1 Hour 32 Reviews

This course will address the challenges specific to providing treatment for acquired communication disorders in the long term care setting, and provide recommendations for addressing these challenges. Specific challenges to be addressed include establishing functional goals, limited reimbursement, and limited communication partners. The use of restorative aids and teaming with PT’s and OT’s to address these challenges will be presented.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to state the relationship between reimbursement and therapy frequency and duration in LTC settings.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify communication risk factors specific to LTC settings that impact treatment success.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define “functional” communication as it relates to treatment in the LTC setting.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how to develop a restorative nursing program for patients with aphasia or Motor Speech Disorders.


0-10 Minutes Introduction
10-25 Minutes Challenges Presented and Defined
25-40 Minutes Recommendations to Address Challenges Presented
40-50 Minutes Results of Restorative Nursing Program for 3 patients
50-55 Minutes Future Challenges and Advocacy


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