Speech Therapy

Galaxy Home Health’s speech therapy program aims to improve or restore a patient’s ability to communicate and understand the spoken and written word. For patients with impaired chewing and swallowing, speech therapy targets muscle retraining and compensatory strategies to prevent choking, coughing, and food sticking in the mouth or throat.

Difficulty with speech, communication, or swallowing can make life a significant struggle. Our therapists treat a wide range of speech and swallowing conditions so you can move forward more quickly and easily.

What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy treats cognition, communication, feeding, language, speech, swallowing, and voice impairments.

Speech therapy focuses on four areas:

  • Expressive language – the ability to use words to express yourself or share thoughts
  • Mechanics of language – the ability to produce words or speech sounds
  • Dysphagia – the ability to feed and swallow
  • Receptive language – the ability to understand words spoken to you
    Speech therapy treatments

The symptoms associated with speech disorders vary from person to person. Therefore, we ensure our treatment plan addresses your specific impairment.

The goal of your customized treatment plan is to:

  • Restore lost function
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Improve existing abilities
  • Our customized treatment will improve your abilities and boost your confidence.

We collaborate to provide comprehensive services by partnering with registered dietitians and audiology.

Helping children communicate clearly

Our therapists use several treatments to help you or your child work through communication issues, including:

  • Training of muscles in the mouth to make specific sounds
  • Imitation of specific sounds
  • Play-based communication treatment
  • Assistive devices for more severe conditions
  • At Galaxy Home Health, we recruit the most highly qualified Speech-Language Pathologists to our team. Each therapist is licensed by the State of Colorado and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Our therapists will thoroughly explain the evaluation results and make specific recommendations, including individualized goals. We will provide a report that details the evaluation results, including their child’s strengths and weaknesses and a particular treatment plan (if applicable). We may refer to other specialists for additional assessment or treatment.

We don’t believe our patients should wait to get the therapy services they need. So let our nationally-recognized therapists help you or your loved ones now.

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Frequently asked questions

Does having home care result in a loss of independence?

No. Our belief is that independence is being in control of your decisions. Having in home care services means being in control of your activities and retaining as much independence as each situation allows. Many of our clients just need a little help to continue living a safe and productive life while some might be recovering from a fall or surgery, or other condition. Regardless of your situation, our goal is to enable you the best possible outcome while being in control of your care and daily decisions.

How can I trust a caregiver in my home?

Just like nurses and doctors, Professional Caregivers have chosen a career in compassionate care of those in need.  Galaxy Home Health implements a proprietary CareAssure Screening System which includes a comprehensive background check and screening for compassion, identity, integrity, and competence. Less than 5% of all applicants meet our stringent screen and we rarely advertise for caregivers as most come from word of mouth referral from other happy clients.

How does Galaxy Home Health attract the best caregivers?

Our Golden Rule states ‘We will not refer a caregiver into your home that we would not welcome into our own home.’ This high bar was set by our founder in 1982 and is the backbone of our mission. Similar to any working professional, caregivers are attracted to organizations that have trust, compassion, stability, and hope. We encourage you to meet one of our local Directors or Referral Specialists as they will treat you with as much compassion and dignity as they afford to each caregiver they refer.

What if we don’t like our caregiver?

Contact us and we’ll refer another caregiver quickly at no additional referral cost.

Will we have a choice in selecting the caregiver

Our CarePairing Process works with each family to understand what unique skills and personality are desired in a caregiver. Feedback from satisfied clients usually indicates that a personality match is the #1 factor in a caregiver match, so we highly encourage client input. We will then make a referral based on our experience and your input.

What is the process of finding a caregiver?

We make the process of finding a caregiver very simple and prompt using our QuickCare Placement program. Give us a call and we’ll conduct a brief phone discussion to understand your needs. We then can meet anyone involved in selecting and paying for care at your home for an in-home needs consultation. Within 24 hours of that visit we are usually able to refer a professional caregiver to your home. Our team continuously screens caregivers beyond current demand to give you quick access to the best caregivers in our community.