NDIS Swallowing Assessments
Having difficulty swallowing (a condition known medically as ‘dysphagia’) is very challenging for anyone to deal with. Many people suffer and find it challenging to ingest food and water. If you are experiencing trouble swallowing, you may need to undergo an assessment to get to the root of the cause.
At Connect2Care, we offer NDIS swallowing assessments. We find the problem and determine how best to treat it during our examinations.
Our services are suitable for older citizens and people living with disabilities, and we can perform them wherever is most convenient for you. For example, we can do it in a hospital, an aged care facility, or in the comfort of your home.
Identifying the Causes of Swallowing Difficulties
If you have difficulty swallowing, you may be suffering from a medical condition called dysphagia. Here are some of the symptoms to look out for:
Weak throat muscles
Poor cognitive function
Poor muscle coordination
Other factors can cause dysphagia, including diseases that affect the esophagus. That’s why it’s crucial to get a swallowing assessment from a trained professional as we can find the root cause.
At Connect2Care, our swallowing assessment aims to determine what kind of swallowing problem a person has. We also determine the severity of the problem. After the diagnosis, we give counsel on the most appropriate intervention and care to treat the condition.
Our swallowing assessors are a dedicated team of professionals who carry out their work with care and compassion. While assessing your swallowing function, they will also examine the following factors:
- Your communication ability
- Your general health
- Your cognitive function
- Your nutrition
- Other environmental and behavioural factors that can cause swallowing difficulties
Our examiners are gentle and sensitive to the personal beliefs of our clients and give only give recommendations after considering various factors. This includes the influence of your cultural and religious beliefs.