The caregiver assumes a lot of responsibility. Caregiver support in understanding the issues and what to expect during and following treatment is vital to not only patient success, but caregiver mental and physical health. There are a variety of options for a one-to-one conversation with a specialist, videos on how to incorporate these changes into an active and healthy lifestyle, and tricks and techniques to operationalize dysphagia management into everyday life and even travel!


30 Minute Spouse or Caregiver Initial Consultation with a Swallow Safe Team Member.

This would be appropriate for the caregiver who feels overwhelmed by their new circumstances or exacerbation of the patient’s condition. This Spouse or Caregiver may be wondering if some of the behaviors or symptoms are related to dysphagia and what their options are.

Additional minutes for the consultation are billed in 15 minute units: $25.00 Each Unit



Caregiver Training for CVA-Stroke & Dysphagia

Speech Therapy and Dysphagia after suffering a CVA – Stroke can be confusing for the patient as well as the caregiver. The purpose of this 71 minute presentation is to educate the caregiver as to the importance of their role in the recovery process.

Runtime: 1 hour, 11 mins


Dementia / Cognitive Decline With Dysphagia

This 1 hour 23 minute presentation focuses on providing information to the caregiver of a loved one or patient who suffers from Dementia or Cognitive Decline at any level. Definitions, suggestions, tips, techniques and specifics on positioning and feeding are included.

Runtime: 1 hr, 23 mins


Why Speech Therapy?

This 1 hour 9 minute long presentation is aimed at answering the questions as to what Speech Therapy is, why would I need it if I talk just fine, and to help one understand how to decide what type of Speech Therapist to see. In addition, we focus on the difference between all the professionals that the patient is seeing and the confusion about dysphagia and diet modifications.

Runtime: 1 hour, 9 mins


Understanding what’s happening to me as I age

This 1 hour and 7 minute presentation is intended to inform the older individual about Baby Boomer statistics, Dysphagia and how the swallow works, and provides a self-test for symptoms and situations in the older individual’s life that can trigger bigger issues. Working through several questions and situations provides the potential to take control of these situations and manage them to live your best life.

Runtime: 1 hour, 7 mins


Reflux Dysphagia For The Caregiver and Patient

This 1 hour and 28 minute presentation focuses on the definition of reflux, the prevalence in our population, and how it is diagnosed and treated. Chronic cough and silent airway reflux are discussed as are recommendations as to what you can do to beat reflux and feel so much better!

Runtime: 1 hour, 28 mins


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