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Speech-Language Pathologists and Compassionate Care

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Many of us take communication for granted. But for those who suffer from a stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injuries or other disorders, this can be a frustrating task. Thanks to the help of speech-language pathologists and hard work on the patients’ part, many of our patients see dramatic improvements in their speech, language and hearing issues.

Speech-Language Pathologists Make a Big Difference in Our Patients’ Lives

Imagine, for a moment, being unable to communicate your wishes. For many of our patients at Senatobia Healthcare & Rehab, this is a frustrating reality. Articulation and language issues caused by disease, injury or other disabilities can make being understood a real challenge.

Thankfully, we have a talented and dedicated team of speech-language pathologists who employ creative and individualized treatments for our growing senior population. Working through — and eventually overcoming — these speech or language impairments is the end goal they work towards each day.

The Speech Heroes at Our Facility

During the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Better Hearing & Speech Month, we want to honor and recognize our speech therapists for the care they provide.

Our speech-language pathologists at Senatobia Healthcare & Rehab assess, diagnose, treat, and help prevent communication and swallowing disorders in our patients. These heroes pour their hearts every day into:

  • Helping people who have lost language skills to produce words and basic sentences, learn to answer simple questions and participate in social activities.
  • Teaching memory strategies to assist grandparents with remembering the names of their grandchildren.
  • Rehabilitating a patient’s swallowing muscles so they can enjoy their favorite beverages.
  • Helping deaf patients with new cochlear implants to speak words after a lifetime of using sign language.
  • Easing a patient’s anxiety to help eliminate stuttering when speaking in front of groups.
  • Showing tracheostomy patients how to apply a Passy-Muir valve so they can use their own voice to tell family members, “I love you.”
  • Conducting difficult meetings with patient’s families to inform them that their loved one’s cognitive impairments make it unsafe for them to live alone.
  • Practicing pronunciation exercises so a patient’s needs can be understood.
  • Helping patients work through the emotions that arise when they are misunderstood or overlooked.
  • Teaching patients how to use a speech-generating device to live a productive and fulfilling life after a stroke.
  • Spending their own time and their own money on solutions to help their patients in even a small way.

Senatobia Healthcare & Rehab Thanks Our Speech-Language Pathologists for Their Compassionate Care

We may not express it often enough, but during this Better Hearing & Speech Month we want to thank each member of our speech-language pathologist team. We are grateful for the difference you make each day in our patient’s lives. Thank you!

If you would like your loved one to experience our passionate and caring healthcare or rehabilitation services in Senatobia, Mississippi, please contact us.

 

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Senatobia Healthcare & Rehab Earns Bronze National Quality Award

Senatobia Healthcare & Rehab has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program.  The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) sponsor the Quality Award Program.  AHCA/NCAL is the leading association for long term and post-acute care. The program honors AHCA members that have shown their commitment to improving quality of care for their residents.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment to delivering quality care,” said Donnie Blunt, Administrator of Senatobia Healthcare & Rehab. “Going through the process for the Bronze award has made our organization stronger.”

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program provides the core values and criteria for the National Quality Award Program. The Baldrige program helps organizations in different business sectors improve and achieve performance excellence.

The Award Program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Healthcare providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile.  First, this profile contains performance elements such as the facility vision. A vision statement is also required in the profile.  Finally, the organizational profile must outline the key facility strengths and challenges. Most noteworthy, Bronze applicants must to implement a performance improvement system resulting in improved resident care. Trained Examiners review each Bronze application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, Senatobia Healthcare & Rehab may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award criteria.

“I commend Senatobia Healthcare & Rehab for embarking on the journey to quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “I encourage Senatobia Healthcare & Rehab to continue to build on the strong foundation it has created.”

Senatobia Healthcare & Rehab will receive the award during AHCA/NCAL’s 68th Annual Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-18, 2017.

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Major renovations are under way at Senatobia Healthcare And Rehab Center

The facility has been renovated several times over the years and we are in the process of a major renovation project now. We also recently added new state of the art therapy equipment that will help produce better outcomes for our residents that will need physical, occupational or speech therapy.

New private rooms available!

NEW 1800 square foot building addition for therapy:
Our NEW therapy building is state of the art with a fully functioning kitchen and bathroom , so patients can practice Activities of Daily Living with a ” hands on” approach.

Come take a tour today! Contact Senatobia Healthcare And Rehab Center at 662-562-5664

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