BHSM Stories: Forest Creek Village
Hi, my name is Fatima Bullock and I currently work at a
extended care facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. To celebrate
Better Hearing and Speech Month at my facility I have posted
posters to educate staff and family on how to communicate better
with individuals who are hard of hearing along with the role of
the SLP when assisting individuals with dysphagia. I've also
set out brochures in my facility educating families on the
role(s) of an SLP in the healthcare setting.
In addition, I have targeted residents in my facility who are
hard of hearing and do not own hearing aids and have trialed them
with headset amplifiers to see if their hearing improves with the
device. If it was found that the resident's hearing improved,
then they were furnished with an amplifier.
Finally, I am hosting the second annual "Hurray for
Puree" taste test party in which staff members taste a
variety of puree food items. The person who is able to correctly
guess the most number of puree food items wins a prize. This
event was conceived with the idea of educating staff and families
on the purpose of altered diets in addition to empathizing with
individuals who have to placed on an altered diets.
Submitted by:Fatima Bullock, CCC-SLP