Dysphagia, What is it?

Simply put it is a swallowing impairment. Many Seniors may be experiencing issues with swallowing but are not aware of the signs and symptoms such as:

1. Consistent cough or throat clearing when eating or drinking

2. Low grade fever

3. Oral retention of food after the swallow

Our lovely administrator, Francesca, a geriatric Speech therapist educates our caregivers and CNA’s signs to look for in our clients with dysphagia so we can make appropriate referrals to their primary physicians.