American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

SLPs in Long-Term Care

According to data collected by ASHA, approximately 7% of ASHA-certified SLPs work in skilled nursing facilities. These SLPs are presented with a varied caseload that has become more acutely ill than in the past. They also face numerous staffing and reimbursement challenges that are unique to this setting. The information presented here addresses some of the issues and challenges faced by members working in long-term care.

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American Health Care Association (AHCA)

National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (NASL)

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