The Loqui Vision
To maximise communication
and enable safe and enjoyable
eating and drinking
The Loqui Speech Pathology Team currently consist of speech pathologists with extensive experience working in aged care. The team members meet regularly and have developed practice guidelines to provide a service that is consistent across staff and sites.
Loqui Speech Pathology has a special interest 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.
Loqui can provide up to date, evidence-based education and training to all facility staff whose performance directly influences individual resident's quality care. Talks and seminars can be presented Nursing staff and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses. Chefs, kitchen, Clinical and managerial staff.
There are many Organisations and Associations available to the general public that help to provide individual therapy and advice or direction to clients, carers and other professionals. Below are links that Loqui Speech Pathology believe will help to support you with all your needs.
Loqui Speech Pathology has a special interest in the assessment and management of speech, swallowing, voice and communication difficulties in adults. We service aged care facilities throughout Australia. 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. Service arrangements and contracts can be tailored to meet your facility’s individual needs.
Loqui Speech Pathology is:
From May 1, Australia will start using the new International Dysphagia Diet Standards (IDDSI) IDDSI is the new international diet standard that will be used to describe all food texture and drink thickness. It will be used across the world, for everyone from 0-115 years, in all care, hospital, community and industry settings. It is important that a person with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) is provided the prescribed diet and drinks to ensure they can eat, chew and swallow safely. Swallowing problems can lead to medical complications such as chest infections, life-threating choking incidents and malnutrition. The IDDSI classifications is a way to ensure everyone supporting a person with dysphagia uses the same terminology to describe food textures and drink thickness to maximise safety for people living with dysphagia.
Loqui Speech Pathology is a registered NDIS provider. We provide therapy services for adults requiring support with communication, language, speech, cognitive/ communication, voice and swallowing difficulties. We also provide support coordination and other NDIS funded supports including assessment, set-up and training for Assistive Technology for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.