05/09
Saturday
9:45 am - 10:30 am

Target Audiences
Speech-Language Pathology
Communication Health Assistant

Level
Intermediate

Time & Length of Session
Morning Sessions

Managing Dysphagia in Long-Term Care: Taking a Comprehensive Approach

The language used in the descriptions reflects the language of the sessions.

Authors: Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON; Rebecca Affoo, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Rebecca Cliffe-Polacco, MHSc, S-LP(C), Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, ON; Catriona Steele, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON.

Malnutrition, dehydration and poor oral health are common diagnoses in long term care settings and have been shown to be associated with dysphagia. It is important for clinicians to be able to recognize these risk factors and work with the interprofessional team in order to manage residents in a comprehensive manner. In this session, clinicians will learn about the risks of dysphagia for residents of long-term care and review the most up-to-date research on the management of dysphagia in older adults.

Speaker

Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald
PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Speaker

Rebecca Affoo
PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Speaker

Rebecca Cliffe-Polacco
M.H.Sc., S-LP(C)

Speaker

Catriona Steele
PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP