Swallowing is a basic function that we all take for granted

Jeanne R. Seliskar, MA, CCC-SLP
Corporate Director of Rehabilitation
Vrable Healthcare Companies

Swallowing is a basic function that we all take for granted

Swallowing VitalStim PlusOnce it becomes difficult to swallow or a person is at risk for aspiration, then the speech pathologist becomes an important expert in remediation of this process.  At The GRAND of Dublin, our speech pathologists have the expertise and the latest technology at hand to treat even the most difficult cases.  VitalStim Plus is an electrotherapy and sEMG Biofeedback System designed for interactive therapy dynamics allowing patients to receive visual and audible feedback leading to enhanced patient engagement during swallowing exercises.  Supplementing a standard therapy program with sEMG biofeedback facilitates functional swallowing recovery.

This device allows the speech pathologist to guide patients through personalized targeted swallowing exercises.  Programs allow the clinician to truly customize treatments while biofeedback and visuals create a patient-focused experience that encourages participation and achievement of goals.

VitalStim Plus neuromuscular electrical stimulation helps recruit and re-educate the muscles critical in the process of swallowing.  The muscle strengthening, targeted in this process, rehabilitates swallowing, leading to increased effort and duration of the swallowing attempts as well as improved coordination.  Improvements in swallowing lead to upgrades in diet resulting in improved nutrition and quality of life for our patients.

About The GRAND of Dublin

THE GRAND offers luxury accommodations in a premier resort style community. Our Clinical Professionals provide first-class healthcare inspired to elevate the quality of life in a country-club style environment. THE GRAND defines the art of luxury living, coupled with the security of Post Acute Care and Rehabilitation Services with the ambience of a resort hotel.

Your skilled nursing and post-hospital medical and rehabilitation services are an important part of your recovery. Our interdisciplinary team of trained medical professionals treat each person holistically in order to provide the greatest opportunity for you to achieve your discharge goals. Working together, the team creates a customized plan of care to deliver the necessary support for a successful discharge back home. Your quality of life is important to us. It is our goal to ensure everyone feels at home and is being provided the highest quality of care and services.

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