Guardian Angel Home Health Agency is a premier leading, JCAHO Accredited provider of home health services in the Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Our focus on individualized patient care and clinical outcomes are unparalleled. Guardian Angel’s goal is to provide safe, appropriate, and high-quality services to each patient.
An experienced team of professionals works together to provide superior care to each patient.
ST services provided for home health patients:
An established leader in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) field in the Los Angeles area, we specialize in all facets of SLP, including:
- Adult Speech Therapy
- Swallowing Therapy
- VitalStim Therapy
- Video Fluoroscopic Studies (Video-Swallow Studies VSE)
Language and swallowing disorders affect one of 250 Americans as a result of strokes, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors or other neurological events. These conditions impair both expression and understanding of language, as well as reading and writing. Swallowing may also be affected. Depending on where the damage occurs in the brain, the person may have aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia or dysphagia.
Dysphagia or difficulty swallowing affects as many as 15 million Americans and approximately one million new cases are diagnosed each year. Symptoms can include coughing during or after swallowing, choking on food or liquid, the sensation of food getting stuck in the throat, pain during swallowing and shortness of breath while eating. Dysphagia can occur following a stroke, radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, surgery, traumatic head or spinal cord injury, tracheotomy, burns, and meningitis. It is also common in people with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and COPD.
Offering the following adult therapies:
- Speech therapy
- Swallow therapy
- Aphasia therapy
- Voice therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Social communication groups available-outpatient
- VitalStim therapy
VitalStim therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering from swallowing difficulties. VitalStim is a specialized form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation designed to treat dysphasia through muscular re-education. Since its introduction, thousands of patients – young and old alike – have benefited from VitalStim as part of their dysphasia rehabilitation program. VitalStim Swallowing Therapy is used in conjunction with oral-motor and other swallowing exercises that have been found to accelerate recovery time and help patients long-term results.