RehabCare provides speech therapy services from American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) certified clinicians who provide services in the following areas:
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Dysphagia; Swallowing issues resulting in choking, chronic cough and throat clearing, upper respiratory issues, and pneumonia
- Voice Therapy for the following: Muscular Tension Disorders, Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Vocal nodules, and voice loss
- Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson’s Disease
- Dysarthria Therapy; Focus on speech clarity, vocalizing with increased volume and decreased rate control, achieving fluent speech
- Cognition; including memory, attention, problem solving, sequencing, and planning
Meet Sarah Soderberg, CCC-SLP
Sarah graduated from UW-River Falls with her Masters in Speech Language Pathology. She has been a practicing Speech Language Pathology (SLP) for 11 years in the areas of short-term/transitional care, long term care, and outpatient settings. Sarah’s areas of specialty include: geriatrics, Dysphagia (swallow disorders), and cognitive linguistic function. She lives with her husband and 3 kids, including twin boys, in Baldwin, WI and enjoys camping and being active outside with her family.
Meet CCH-Osceola’s Speech Language Pathologist ~ Kasandra Cedergren
Kasandra attended University of Minnesota Duluth to pursue a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders; where she also completed her graduate schooling to become a Speech Language Pathologist. She then moved to Stillwater, MN, following graduate school to begin her career in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) setting and found she absolutely adored working with our elder population. When she finds the time, she enjoy being outside, traveling with her fiancé, and visiting friends and family!
Time to Get Stroke Savvy
Strokes are more common as we age, however they can happen to anyone. Patients who arrive at the ER within 3 hours of onset of their first symptoms have less disability 3 months after. Know the signs of a stroke and act FAST.
Signs of a Stroke
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm and/or leg
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or difficulty understanding speech
- Sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
- Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side droop?
- Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Is one arm weaker?
- Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange?
- Time: Time to act is NOW! Call 9-1-1
Signs of Swallowing Issues:
- Coughing during or right after eating/drinking
- Wet or gurgling sounding voice during or after eating/drinking
- Food or liquids that get stuck or leak out of your mouth
- Extra effort or time to chew or swallow
- Chronic pneumonia or upper respiratory illnesses
- Chronic weight loss or dehydration due to inability to consume foods/liquids
Get Thinking Program for Cognition
RehabCare Speech Language Pathologists are trained in helping the older adult preserve and maintain an active, safe, and healthy lifestyle in their current living environment. Get Thinking targets mental alertness, attention, concentration, memory, physical health, stress, and medication to help individuals be less forgetful and make safe decisions.
If you have noticed any of the following concerns you may be appropriate for Speech Therapy.
- Impaired concentration, focus, and attention
- Difficulty with short term memory
- Verbal Expression
- Difficulty remembering your medications
Speech Therapy can help with many different conditions and illnesses. All of our therapists are trained in these areas and are ready to help. Please contact your therapy team today for questions and concerns.
Christian Community Home of Hudson Red Oak Center for Rehabilitation and Fitness 715.386.4528
Christian Community Home of Osceola 715.294.1116
References: National Stroke Association www.stroke.org
ASHA American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association www.asha.org