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Are you in Compliance with Meeting the Needs of your Spanish-speaking Patients?

By Mannaqure on February 19, 2015

As a fellow provider of healthcare services, do you know if you are meeting the needs of your patients who may be speakers of other languages through the provision of appropriate treatment and services?

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In order to meet the Quality-of-Care and Quality-of-Life standards that govern our industry, we are responsible for facilitating a means through which our non-English speaking patients can express their basic wants and needs such as pain, and are thusly responsible for fully meeting their health, safety and matters-of-emergency needs, which includes services to ensure safe eating and swallowing.

Meeting the needs of patients with dysphagia and/or dysarthria can be challenging enough given limitations in the availability of Speech-Language Pathologists, particularly in rural areas. Add to limited bilingual staffing demands, coupled with the dubious question of "what to do when the patient speaks little or no English" and you could be placing your facility at risk for penalties imposed upon our industry. Don't face this language-barrier alone.

The developers of MannaQure learned through clinical practice that we as healthcare providers need to be able to do more than simply 'dispense the pleasantries' to our Spanish-speaking patients. In an attempt to meet the demands placed on the monolingual healthcare or therapy provider, MannaQure has developed a comprehensive, norm-referenced English-to-Spanish Dysphagia and Dysarthria Assessment designed to identify, describe, and quantify swallowing and oral-facial deficits in the adult Spanish-speaking population. This comprehensive battery is intended to be used in developing an individualized treatment approach and provides a unique Functional Pronunciation Guide to get you through this hurdle. MannaQure may be used with your English-speaking patients as well!

Protect your Quality of Care Ratings and Standards today: Access the tools you need for your Therapy or Nursing Department at Mannaqure.com.

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You can use MannaQure with all of your patients, even if they speak English! Contact us to learn more.





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