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Professional Development Resources

The Speech-Language Pathologist in Long-Term Care

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Overview / Abstract:

Skilled nursing facilities have unique challenges for healthcare professionals. Multiple federal regulations, a complex billing system, and the long-term nature of skilled nursing facility residents make this a setting that requires an orientation to its unique traits. This course provides an overview of skilled nursing facilities as a work setting for speech-language pathologists. The structure, organization, and reimbursement structure of skilled nursing facilities will be described. The average resident and common treatment areas will be discussed.


Dec 31, 2027


Audiologist , Speech Language Pathology CE



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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Laura More, MSW, LCSW and Edie Deane, MS, CCC, CCM

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Professional Development Resources speech-language pathologist, long-term health care, skilled nursing, long-term care facilities, nursing facility, nursing facility administration structure, safety issues, dementia, unwanted behaviors in dementia, residents, medicare, medicaid, interdisciplinary team, restorative nursing, dysphagia, diet, pain, dying, complaints

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