"Invaluable and informed advice"

About: Bromley Healthcare / Speech and language therapy for adults

(as a carer),

My mother is 98 years old. She is diagnosed with Alzheimers and has many other physical conditions. My father (93 yrs old) and I care for her here at home. In January 2015, she was officially diagnosed with Dysphagia, and we received a follow up visit by Speech and Language Therapist, Crystal, recently.

Mothers swallowing/eating situation is critical, and I prepare all my mothers food and drink. I thought I'd been doing a pretty good job, however Crystal gave invaluable, informed advice and hands on instruction on how to improve my food preparation to make mother's quality of life/health easier and gentler on her system. Some of what she said at the time seemed a little overly specific, but in hindsight everything that was suggested, now makes perfect sense and is most effective. Thank you, Crystal.

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Response from Amanda Mayo, Head of Integrated Care - Bromley ICN, Operations Directorate, Bromley Healthcare

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Thank you RobinQ for your posting and the time you have taken out of your busy schedule to highlight your experiences for others to read.

Dysphagia can be a difficult condition to manage at home and I can understand why you feel that Crystal was invaluable in her advice.

The Bromley Healthcare Speech and Language Team are a dedicated and professional team of healthcare professionals who work hard with their clients to make the lives of their patients and carers better.

I will ensure Crystal sees your posting and I am sure she will do all she can to continue to support you and your parents.

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Update posted by RobinQ (a carer)

Thanks, Amanda. :)

If, as you say "The Bromley Healthcare Speech and Language Team are a dedicated and professional team of healthcare professionals who work hard with their clients to make the lives of their patients and carers better ..." They are certainly succeeding. Well done! Keep up the good work and follow up communication.