Warehouse District, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Post-Stroke Patient with Hemiplegia and Swallowing Difficulties

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About the Client:
We are a caring and supportive family dedicated to the recovery and well-being of our 70-year-old family member, who is currently recovering from a stroke. He has been diagnosed with hemiplegia and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia), which pose significant challenges to his daily life and nutritional intake. Our primary goal is to provide him with the necessary support and interventions to manage his dysphagia effectively, prevent aspiration, and improve his oral intake to support his overall recovery.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in stroke rehabilitation and dysphagia management to provide comprehensive support for our loved one. This project involves implementing speech therapy techniques, dysphagia management strategies, and dietary modifications to address his swallowing difficulties and promote safe and efficient oral intake.


– **Speech Therapy:**
– Conduct a comprehensive assessment of his speech and swallowing function to identify specific areas of impairment and determine the appropriate course of treatment.
– Implement speech therapy techniques, such as oral motor exercises, swallowing maneuvers, and sensory stimulation, to improve his swallowing function and coordination.
– Provide tailored interventions to address any speech or communication difficulties resulting from the stroke, such as aphasia or dysarthria.

– **Dysphagia Management Strategies:**
– Develop a personalized dysphagia management plan based on the assessment findings and recommendations from the speech therapist.
– Implement compensatory strategies and techniques to facilitate safe swallowing, such as modified diet textures, positioning adjustments, and pacing techniques.
– Educate caregivers and family members on recognizing signs of aspiration and implementing appropriate interventions to minimize the risk of respiratory complications.

– **Dietary Modifications:**
– Collaborate with a dietitian to develop a customized diet plan tailored to his swallowing abilities, nutritional needs, and dietary preferences.
– Implement dietary modifications, such as thickened liquids, pureed foods, or texture-modified diets, to ensure safe and efficient swallowing while maintaining adequate nutrition and hydration.
– Provide education and training to caregivers on preparing and serving modified diets, as well as monitoring for signs of malnutrition or dehydration.

– **Swallowing Rehabilitation:**
– Facilitate regular swallowing rehabilitation sessions to practice swallowing exercises, improve muscle strength and coordination, and promote long-term recovery of swallowing function.
– Monitor his progress in swallowing rehabilitation, adjusting interventions as needed based on his response and functional outcomes.
– Collaborate with other members of the rehabilitation team, such as physical therapists and occupational therapists, to integrate swallowing exercises into his overall rehabilitation program.

– **Follow-Up and Monitoring:**
– Schedule regular follow-up appointments to assess his progress, monitor swallowing function, and evaluate the effectiveness of dysphagia management interventions.
– Conduct periodic reassessments of his swallowing function to identify any changes or emerging issues and adjust the care plan accordingly.
– Maintain ongoing communication with his healthcare team, including speech therapists, dietitians, and physicians, to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in nursing care for individuals recovering from stroke and managing dysphagia.
– Proficiency in implementing speech therapy techniques, dysphagia management strategies, and dietary modifications.
– Experience in collaborating with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to deliver comprehensive stroke rehabilitation care.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong understanding of stroke rehabilitation principles, dysphagia assessment, and evidence-based interventions for dysphagia management.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to educate and empower both patients and caregivers in managing swallowing difficulties.
– Ability to adapt interventions to his specific needs and preferences, considering factors such as cognitive status, functional abilities, and nutritional requirements.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassionate and patient-centered approach, dedicated to optimizing his recovery and quality of life following a stroke.
– Empathy and sensitivity to the challenges faced by individuals with dysphagia and their families, particularly in navigating dietary restrictions and swallowing difficulties.
– Strong advocacy skills to ensure that his needs are addressed and that he receives the necessary support and resources to manage dysphagia effectively.

Patient Case:

**Dysphagia Management for a 70-year-old Man Recovering from Stroke**

– **Patient:** 70-year-old male
– **Condition:** Recovery from stroke with hemiplegia and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia), requiring speech therapy, dysphagia management strategies, and dietary modifications to prevent aspiration and improve oral intake.

The goal is to provide him with comprehensive support to manage his dysphagia effectively, promote safe swallowing, and enhance his oral intake and nutritional status through coordinated and compassionate care.


Total Budget: $343,893.60