Better Hearing and Speech Month Feature: Erica Billups, CCC-SLP
Erica Billups, CCC-SLP is the Director of Rehab at Brookdale Dogwood Creek in Germantown, Tennessee, and she also provides speech therapy services to additional facilities in the greater Memphis area. These include Brookdale Germantown, Robinwood Retirement Resort, The Village at Primacy Place, and Town Village at Audubon Park. Erica graduated from Natchez High School, and she went on to receive her Bachelor and Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. In 2010, Erica obtained her Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as well. Erica is certified in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
Erica has enjoyed working with early intervention clients throughout her career, and she currently treats the geriatric community. She finds some of her voice and swallow patients to be her most challenging because of the need to obtain more doctor’s referrals to continue treatment in an outpatient setting. This is sometimes necessary to ensure the strategies she prescribes for safe swallowing and effective voice communication are being implemented in the home.
We are so thankful for Erica and her commitment to our patients and residents in the Memphis area!