AGED CARE & COMMUNITY SPEECH PATHOLOGY | LOQUI SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS SERVICE AGED CARE FACILITIES THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA
Loqui Speech Pathology specialises in the assessment and management of speech, swallowing, voice and communication difficulties in adults. Staff provide mobile speech pathology and telehealth services to aged care recipients in residential aged care facilities and to clients in their home to assess, treat and manage their speech, swallowing and or communication needs. We respond promptly to referrals and can visit within 2 days for high priority and urgent referrals. If required we will call the resident’s family to discuss our assessments and results or coordinate with the residents family to be present at the time of the assessment. Loqui is registered with Medicare , WorkCover and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
Making referrals to Loqui Speech Pathology is easy. You can refer in 3 ways
When referring to Loqui, please tell us 3 things (1) The name of the resident (2) Why they need a speech pathology assessment (3) If the referral is urgent. When the referral is received, your speech pathologist will make an appointment to visit and assess the specified resident. This may be on their next scheduled visit to your facility; however in the event of an urgent referral, the speech pathologist will ensure the resident is seen within 1-2 days (in accordance with the National Stroke Foundation’s Clinical Guidelines). We value highly the relationship facilities establish with a regular, visiting Loqui Speech Pathologist. A regular speech pathologist will get to know your residents and staff, your kitchen procedures and generally how your facility works. Overall this leads to more efficient, quality servicing of your facility. Loqui Speech Pathologists are professional and will work closely with the facility to ensure residents are swallowing safely and fluid and food recommendations are tailored to meet the resident’s individual requirements. In between scheduled site visits, our speech pathologists are also able to provide phone and/or email support to clinical staff as required.
Loqui staff hold advanced clinical skills in the assessment and management of swallowing, language, speech and voice disorders in the areas of
Communication is one of our strengths. We document our assessments and provide clear recommendations that are easy for clinical and care staff to understand. Our food and fluid terminology is in line with the Speech Pathology Australia and Australian Dietitian Association guidelines and standards. Loqui speech pathologists will also assist in maximising ACFI funding eligibility through documentation that is consistent with ACFI guidelines to validate ACFI claims under ACFI-1, ACFI-6, and ACFI-12.