Inpatient Services

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Whether a patient is in an Intensive Care Unit or a regular acute care floor, our speech-language pathologists are available to meet a variety of needs during a stay at Henry Ford Hospital. Our inpatient services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of language/cognitive impairments as a result of stroke, closed head injury, brain surgery or dementia
  • Voice restoration for individuals with tracheostomy with or without ventilator dependence
  • Leak Speech
  • Passy-Muir Inc. Speaking Valve
  • Dysphagia
    • Clinical bedside swallowing evaluation
    • Videofluoroscopic swallowing studies with Radiology
    • Modified Evan’s blue dye swallowing screening for patients with tracheostomy tubes
  • Education and counseling of communication and/or swallowing skills to patients and family members

Helpful links:

Alzheimer's Disease
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Speech/Language Disorders
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Brain Injury
Dysphagia
LSVT
National Aphasia Association of America
Parkinson's Disease
Passy Muir

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Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.

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