Spectramed's clinical program Care for Life (CFL)Spectramed's clinical program Care for Life (CFL) is designed to improve clinical care in chronic conditions such as dysphagia and dementia. CFL provides certification to speech-language pathologists and/or occupational therapists in advanced approaches in dysphagia by applying traditional treatment approaches and the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and Surface Electromyography (sEMG) biofeedback. The program consists of certification in NMES, sEMG and dementia certification to enhance the care continuum. CFL is centered around a multidisciplinary approach and includes certification in dementia and dysphagia for Skilled Nursing and other clinical practitioners. Skilled Nursing will learn to stage dementia patients driving the plan of care and the individualized needs for the patient. It is critical each patient receives care and appropriate utilization based on the clinical need. Business Development staff will be trained on how to educate referral sources on CFL and how the program will benefit their patients. We are not just providing a modality, rather CFL has proven outcomes and was developed to deliver superior clinical care, improved clinical outcomes, and a market differentiator by improving the quality of life with your patients.

Program Training

  • Training and Certification in The Guardian Way® for Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist
  • Training and Certification in Advanced Practices in Dysphagia and Dementia for Speech Language Pathology, Skilled Nursing and other clinical staff as needed
  • Business Development Strategy & Training
  • Monthly progress reporting to identify ongoing patient clinical needs, review of outcome data, therapy utilization and documentation
  • 24/7 Clinical Support

Program Goals

  • The Guardian Way® dysphagia clinical program has been shown to increase treatment goals met by 19%
  • Reduce length of stay
  • Reduce incidence of aspiration and pneumonia
  • Identify clinically appropriate therapy utilization and improvement in clinical documentation
  • Improve weight and nutritional status
  • Improving outcomes and clinical care in patients with dementia
  • Individualized treatment protocols
  • Increase patient referrals base due to improved clinical outcomes and advanced practices in dysphagia management
  • Improved quality of life