Speech therapy is a vital part of the rehabilitation services offered to older adults, especially those who are in need of Parkinson’s speech therapy. If you are a retired adult, looking for part time employment, offering your services to a local speech therapy center for aging adults may be prudent.
Because jobs for retirees are often challenging to find, many older adults are turning to creative options for finding employment. In speech therapy centers, where older patients with Parkinson’s disease are actively receiving speech therapy services, there is always a need for services of a similar demographic. If you, as retired adult, desire employment this year, then contacting one of these speech therapy centers may provide the key to your immediate employment.
In the realm of speech therapy, the process of articulation speech therapy is often most successful in adults when it is done in an environment where the patient mimics the speech of the therapist. Because older adults respond, and relate, well to individuals of their own age, older adults who work with therapists are always needed.
When looking for jobs for retirees, be sure you consider speech therapy services by contacting not only the speech therapy centers in your area, but also contact individual speech therapists who provide private services in their offices. Again, by working with the speech therapist, you can provide added support services in teaching an older adult how to progress in articulation speech therapy, among other services.
While not all speech therapy centers will hire non-certified assistants, there are many who will consider older adults specifically for their older clientele of patients. So, do not be discouraged by the lack of opportunities you may have initially as, ultimately, there are facilities, and therapists, who will offer to hire you on a part time, or contract, basis.
Working during retirement is a common activity among older adults. Speech therapy is a health care service that is expected to rise in the next decade, especially among the needs of older adults. By becoming an employee who assists your peers in speech therapy services, you will find a rewarding job that will give you an opportunity to explore new relationships and new experiences.
Sources: Fighting to Keep My Job, by Peter Eliezer Temu