Rio Vista, Alpine, New Jersey


Post-Stroke Patient with Dysphagia and Nutritional Challenges

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About the Client:
We are committed to supporting a 72-year-old man recovering from a stroke who is experiencing dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Our primary aim is to ensure adequate nutritional intake and prevent aspiration through tailored interventions such as modified diets, swallow therapy, and nutritional supplements.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team with expertise in stroke rehabilitation and dysphagia management to provide comprehensive care for our client. This project focuses on implementing strategies to address swallowing difficulties, ensure safe and adequate nutrition, and promote overall recovery.


– **Swallow Therapy:**
– Collaborate with a speech-language pathologist to conduct swallow assessments and develop a personalized swallow therapy plan.
– Implement and monitor swallow therapy exercises to improve swallowing function and reduce the risk of aspiration.
– Educate the client and caregivers on safe swallowing techniques and practices.

– **Dietary Modifications:**
– Work with a dietitian to create modified diet plans tailored to the client’s swallowing capabilities, including texture-modified foods and thickened liquids.
– Ensure that meals are prepared according to prescribed dietary modifications to facilitate safe swallowing and adequate nutrition.
– Monitor the client’s response to dietary changes and adjust the plan as needed.

– **Nutritional Supplements:**
– Assess the client’s nutritional status and determine the need for supplemental nutrition to meet dietary requirements.
– Administer nutritional supplements as prescribed and monitor their effectiveness in maintaining adequate nutritional intake.
– Educate the client and caregivers on the use and benefits of nutritional supplements.

– **Monitoring and Prevention:**
– Regularly assess the client’s swallowing function and nutritional status to identify any changes or challenges promptly.
– Implement measures to prevent aspiration, such as proper positioning during meals and adherence to safe swallowing practices.
– Monitor for signs of aspiration pneumonia and other complications, and take appropriate actions if they occur.

– **Education and Support:**
– Provide education to the client and caregivers on dysphagia management, including the importance of adhering to dietary modifications and swallowing exercises.
– Offer ongoing support and resources to the client and caregivers to help them manage dysphagia at home.
– Coordinate with other healthcare providers, including speech therapists and dietitians, to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to care.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in stroke rehabilitation and dysphagia management.
– Proficiency in implementing and monitoring swallow therapy and dietary modifications for clients with dysphagia.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong communication skills to effectively educate and support the client and caregivers.
– Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to provide integrated care.
– Knowledge of nutritional assessment and supplementation to ensure adequate dietary intake.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassion, patience, and empathy in working with individuals recovering from a stroke and experiencing swallowing difficulties.
– Attention to detail and commitment to ensuring the client’s safety and well-being.

Patient Case:

**Comprehensive Support for a 72-year-old Man Recovering from a Stroke with Dysphagia**

– **Patient:** 72-year-old man
– **Condition:** Dysphagia following a stroke
– **Challenges:** Ensuring adequate nutritional intake and preventing aspiration
– **Requirements:** Modified diets, swallow therapy, and nutritional supplements to promote safe swallowing and adequate nutrition.

By addressing these needs, the nursing team will play a vital role in supporting the client’s recovery, improving his quality of life, and preventing complications associated with dysphagia.


Total Budget: $496,735.20