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Speech therapy for seniors is often necessary when recovering from the debilitating consequences of a stroke or dementia.  It may also be necessary after a head injury.

The ability to communicate effectively is important at any age, but for seniors it can be absolutely vital. If a senior cannot successfully describe what they need, where they hurt, or what is wrong in general, an emergency situation can easily occur.

If your loved one is having difficulty communicating, there are a number of consequences to ignoring these speech and communication issues.  You may need to consider speech therapy services if your loved one:

  • Has problems requesting items and responding to questions
  • Experiences difficulty managing their own financial, personal or medical matters
  • Shows an inability to avoid injury or potentially dangerous situations

After a comprehensive speech therapy evaluation is done on your loved one, the speech-language pathologist can determine if the problem is language-based and how to best address it. Other factors also need to be looked at to rule out medications, depression, dehydration, etc. as part of the problem.