Working in a skilled nursing facility, you can really get to know your patients – which is great for AAC success. However, getting AAC for your patients might not be as easy as you wish it were.
Device funding can be complicated or even unavailable.
Lingraphica’s funding team will thoroughly research all funding options, including the patient’s insurance as well as alternative funding sources. If the device is not covered, our team will explain our flexible private pay program.
Limited interaction with family and other communication partners.
Even if you don’t interact with the patient’s family regularly, our team can connect with them and provide training and support.
Inconsistency with nursing staff and the ability for them to be involved and trained on AAC.
We have training available for nursing and other staff – always free and on their schedule.
Finding meaningful life participation goals for long-term residents.
Our team is ready to help you identify participation goals for your patient. Get unlimited personal support from one of our SLPs, ready to help you personalize the device to maximize engagement.
Tips for Home Health
- We usually think of communication partners as family members, but anyone who communicates with the patient regularly can be a huge source of support and motivation. Any involved team member or resident in the facility can be trained on the device – with Lingraphica’s help.
- Schedule your visits when family or friends are visiting to learn more about meaningful ways you can program the AAC device.
- If family isn’t available and you’re stuck on what to program, try a technique called Memory Mining to learn meaningful information and anecdotes your patient can share.
- Program the AAC device for communication with nursing, areas of the facility, and activities and events. Incorporate social communication for the patient to use with other residents.
Lingraphica Can Help
Lingraphica can help you become an AAC expert, whatever your setting. Schedule a free personalized device demo where we can discuss your specific challenges and opportunities.