SLPs don’t have x-ray vision; therefore, diagnosing pharyngeal dysphagia is almost impossible without instrumentation. We have the solution, we’ll bring our equipment to your facility anywhere in Northern NJ and perform a swallow study at the bedside, print out the report and leave it that day.
Yes, it’s as good as it sounds!
We understand the challenges Speech-Language Pathologists face when they have to observe a patient eating, and then make life-altering recommendations without visual support.
Research shows a 70% error rate at the bedside, where the recommendations are either too restrictive, jeopardizing nutrition and hydration, or silent aspiration is completely missed, which can lead to pneumonia.
That’s a huge responsibility for an SLP without x-ray vision!
We are able to view the patient’s swallow for approximately 1/4 of the price of an MBSS done at a hospital, while in their natural position, consuming their favorite food, liquids, and actual medication, all while gaining valuable input from the nurses and family that interact with the patient on a daily basis.
We strive to work closely with the patient, their family, the Speech-Language Pathologist, and nurses, to create a comprehensive patient-centered plan to ensure safe swallowing for the patient, and research-based recommendations that the facility staff can feel confident implementing.