OSCAR Care Group’s Speech Pathology service specialises in the assessment and management of speech, swallowing, voice and communication difficulties in adults and children. We service Aged Care and Child Care facilities throughout Australia.
Our team of qualified speech pathologists provide a high level of care and understanding by evidence based practice including individual assessments, education and collaboration. Service arrangements and contracts can be tailored to meet your facility’s individual needs.
Benefits of Using OSCAR Care Group Speech Pathology
We are experienced in managing complex dysphagia, such as tracheostomy care, medically unstable residents, high or known aspiration risk, PEG feeds, head and neck cancer and palliative care.
Consistent standards, terminology and documentation.
Detailed documentation easy for staff to read and understand.
Recommendations that are practical and easy for the facility to adopt.
Reduction of thickened fluid costs, by ensuring residents are only on thickened fluids if clinically required and justified.
Consistent and through documentation in line with legislative practice.
Easy referral process to cut paperwork and reduce clinical staff workload.
Strong working relationships with facility & dietitians.
Clear communication with families to explain speech pathology advice, reducing clinical staff time. Providing families with an opportunity to understand and express any concerns. This improves resident and family satisfaction and minimises complaints.
Compassion and understanding of the palliative care needs of residents.
Provision of a proactive service for the management and review of residents.
Conditions (that cause dysphagia or communication impairment) that OSCAR Speech Pathologists work with:
• Parkinson’s disease
• Huntington’s disease
• Muscular dystrophy
• Primary Progressive Aphasia
• Acquired brain injury/traumatic brain injury
• Head and neck cancer & other cancers
• Head and neck surgery
To discuss further, please contact us on 1300 4 OSCAR. (1300467227)
Or Email firstname.lastname@example.org