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Speech Therapy in Jenkins County

Jenkins County Medical Center has created a well-rounded therapy program that allows patients to receive many types of rehabilitation services, both as inpatients and outpatients. The speech therapy portion of our rehabilitation services is focused on helping inpatients who may have experienced injury or illness that led to cognitive, communication, or swallowing disorders.

Our medical staff created this program to allow those in rural communities like Jenkins County to experience highly trained and qualified professionals who can help guide them through the recovery process.

With a team of qualified speech-language pathologists (SLP), we provide our patients with specialized care and treatment plans to allow each patient to be successful in their journey and improve their overall quality of life. While under the care of our highly skilled therapists, our geriatric patients will not only receive guided exercises but will also be given educational support and counseling throughout the process.

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is a rehabilitative therapy that can improve several swallowing and communicative disorders, and language skills. Our team can help our patients regain communication skills in individuals who may have experienced an injury or illness that left them with a communication delay.
The focus of our therapy goals remains to be for our team to provide the skills and resources to help our patients enhance the quality of their lives through improving their communication and swallowing functions.

Many patients who have experienced a stroke, injury, or other disorders leading to decreased communication function often see a decrease in their swallowing abilities as well. This can cause a number of medical problems if not treated. Without the ability to swallow correctly, many patients will not be able to receive sufficient nutrients because they cannot eat enough nutritious food. In addition, it also increases the risk of choking when attempting to swallow.

Speech therapists and speech-language pathologists will work towards developing speech production, fluency, cognitions, voice, feeding, and swallowing, as well as rehabilitation for auditory/deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

When is Speech Therapy Needed?

Our speech therapy program at Jenkins County Medical Center focuses on helping adults and geriatric inpatients develop their cognitive communication skills and improve language disorders. A number of our patients are inpatients who are part of our facility’s swing bed program. Our team also works with post-operative patients who may be experiencing a slower recovery.

It is common for individuals who have gone through a neurological change due to a brain injury or a stroke to have speech disorders or problems understanding language. Our team will work diligently towards a rehabilitation plan to help overcome these new challenges that our patients are having.

Whether our patients are struggling with articulation disorders, cognitive communication disorders, or difficulty speaking or swallowing, our team has the resources to create the care plan that will aid in the rehabilitation process.

Common Language Impairments Treated with Speech Therapy

Cognitive-Communication Disorders: Problems with communication due to memory, attention, perception, organization, regulation, and problem-solving.

Aphasia: A disorder typically caused by stroke or other brain injury that affects the ability to speak, understand, read, and write.

Dysphagia (Swallowing Difficulties): Problems with any phase of the swallowing process.

Neurological Disorders: Conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or traumatic brain injury.

Fluency Disorders: Problems with the flow of speech, such as stuttering or speaking rapidly and merging words.

Receptive Disorders: Difficulty understanding or processing language.

What to Expect From Your Speech Therapist

With our team of speech therapists and staff, you can expect support throughout your recovery journey. The therapists will create a personalized care and treatment plan for each individual, keeping each patient’s goals in mind.

As a patient who is receiving speech therapy care at Jenkins County Medical Center, you can also expect to receive educational resources, counseling, and support from our team. Having these resources available will help our patients and their families understand what they will experience in our facility, as well as after leaving the hospital.

Why Choose JCMC Speech Therapy In Your Rehabilitation Journey

At Jenkins County Medical Center, we understand how having a variety of rehabilitation service options located in the same facility will create the most successful path to recovery. Our team takes pride in providing our community with high-quality rehabilitation services for a variety of disorders. Whether you have experienced a neurological injury or you are an individual with a hearing impairment that is affecting your articulation, our therapists can guide you toward reaching your developmental goals.

Jenkins County Medical Center is the top choice for speech therapy services in our local and surrounding communities. Patients who receive care from our speech therapy professionals will gain knowledge, exercises, and support from our team throughout their entire recovery process.

Millen, Georgia, is located 50 miles south of Augusta, Georgia and 79 miles North West of Savannah.

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931 East Winthrope Ave
Millen, Georgia 30442

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