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21-16 The Speech-Language Pathologist in Long-Term Care

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Overview / Abstract:

Skilled nursing facilities have unique challenges for healthcare professionals. Multiple federal regulations, a complex billing system, and the long-term nature of skilled nursing facility residents make this a setting that requires an orientation to its unique traits. This course provides an overview of skilled nursing facilities as a work setting for speech-language pathologists. The structure, organization, and reimbursement structure of skilled nursing facilities will be described. The average resident and common treatment areas will be discussed.

Expiration

Dec 31, 2027

Discipline(s)

Audiologist , Speech Language Pathology CE

Cost

39

Credits / Hours

2

Accreditation

ASHA

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Laura More, MSW, LCSW and Edie Deane, MS, CCC, CCM

Keywords / Search Terms

Professional Development Resources speech-language pathologist, long-term health care, skilled nursing, long-term care facilities, nursing facility, nursing facility administration structure, safety issues, dementia, unwanted behaviors in dementia, residents, medicare, medicaid, interdisciplinary team, restorative nursing, dysphagia, diet, pain, dying, complaints

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