Aged Care Services

Aged Care Services are a special interest for Optimal SP. We consult to more than twenty aged care facilities across Sydney. We pride ourselves on working well with all members of the aged care team to provide relevant and realistic assessment and treatment services, including:

  • Assessment and management of swallowing difficulties associated with normal ageing, dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Development of transitional communication and swallowing programs for people moving from independent living into supported care
  • Facilitation of family, staff and volunteer-driven treatment programs
  • Staff training in identification and management of swallowing problems
  • Staff and family education in supporting the unique needs of residents with communication impairment
  • Periodic review for residents suffering from degenerative conditions
  • Regular liaison with general practitioners or geriatricians to maximise cohesive management

Dysphagia Resources

The Effect of Chin Down Position on Penetration-Aspiration in Adults with Dysphagia– Article

Dysphagia Education program 2015

Aged Care Newsletter- Dysphagia 2016