Our Speech Therapist is trained to help our patients who might be experiencing difficulties in swallowing food, speaking, or communicating in any way. The Speech Therapist can help improve the patient to communicate and determine what types of foods or food textures would be best. We make sure that the patient overcomes any type of swallowing problems because this could help extend their life and improve their quality of life. If the patient is having difficulty speaking or can no longer speak at all, the therapist can help create alternative ways to communicate. Comfort therapy is not curative therapy and therefore is not intended to be aggressive in nature. The goal is improving the quality of life by providing comfort and supportive measures as part of the hospice benefit.