"Swallowing Diagnostics provides prompt courteous service with the highest degree of professionalism. The report forms are concise and easy to read. The recommendations are useful and appropriate. Physicians provide positive feedback regarding picture descriptions used in the reports. The Swallowing Diagnostics' clinicians are experienced and knowledgeable about recent updates in the field of dysphagia. Overall, I'd give Swallowing Diagnostics an excellent rating!"
Mary Coleman- Stanwick, Speech Pathologist, Middlesex Hospital
A resident, DS, was admitted as a LTC resident to our facility s/p PEG tube placement following treatment for "aspiration" PNA (aspiration in quotations because the CXR did not indicate any infiltrates). DS also had advancing Alzheimer's disease and the staff at his previous facility stated that he had lost interest in eating, and as a result had a significant weight loss. During the initial bedside swallow evaluation, he begged me to "take this tube out" and desperately wanted a bowl of Cornflakes. Alicia Cox, an SDX expert, came to the rescue with her scope and changed his life. Initially, he was safe for puree and nectar-thick liquids with SLP only. After three months of therapeutic PO trials, tongue-strengthening exercises, working closely with the dietitian and MD to wean him off of his tube feedings and extensive staff/NSG education, DS replaced his tube with a bowl of Cornflakes. As my Rehab Director recalls, DS practically cat-called the bowl ("Ooooooh yeaaaa") when he picked up the spoon for his first bite. He safely consumed a mechanical soft/thin liquid diet with no new pneumonia or changes in medical status for a year until he passed away from GI complications. During DS' final year, his cousin reported that she had "never seen him so social" as he attended all recreational events including picnics/barbecues, fishing trips, senior center suppers, all sharing food as a theme. He exuded confidence following this meaningful transition from NPO/isolated to eating his favorite foods/going fishing with the boys- with staff supervision of course! Whenever I see Cornflakes, I fondly think of DS. Thank you to Alicia and SDX for making his final year one of his best.
SLP from Fairfield County, CT
They are always prompt and able to come out for the FEES within 24-48 hours of asking for the consultation. SDX is easy to work with and I would not hesitate to use them in future job placements or refer to others.
SLP, Middlesex County, CT
Katrina is simply superior at networking and promoting optimal care for patients through enhancing skills of colleagues. Thank you Katrina!!!
SLP, New London County CT
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"Swallowing diagnostics has been an adjunct to our SNF's for six years. I have found this service to be exceptional in terms of response time, quality of care and staff competency. I do not hesitate to recommend Swallowing Diagnostics to any health care facility in need of dysphagia services."
Rhea Boscolo, Director of Rehabilitation, ICare Management
"I have utilized Swallowing Diagnostics to perform FEES studies for my dysphagia patients at several different facilities over the years. I have found all their clinicians to be highly skilled and consistently professional. Their diagnostic assessments, specific diet recommendations and therapeutic recommendations have been very helpful to me in providing the best care I can to my patients with dysphagia. Swallowing Diagnostics will continue to be an integral part of our quality healthcare team."
Lisa Bosco, Speech Pathologist, Hebrew Home and Hospital
"We have been using Swallowing Diagnostics for a while and we have been very happy with their services, which are professional, timely and much easier for the patient."
Dr. Peter Jones, Medical Director, Douglas Manor
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