A history rooted in rehabilitation; a future based on empathy

Our History

Legacy Healthcare Services was founded in 1999 by an occupational therapist who saw a need for on-site rehabilitative services in senior living communities. For over 20 years, Legacy operated as a therapist-owned corporation and spread its footprint in communities in over 12 states across the nation.

In 2018, Legacy was acquired by Deaconess Associations Incorporated, a non-profit organization that provides healthcare opportunities to those in need. In turn, Legacy's operations now not only impact the lives of seniors across the nation, but also those in need through Deaconess' charitable mission.

Legacy is still proud to be therapist-operated. Not only are our operations and clinical services run by therapists, but our Chief Executive Officer is also a trained physical therapist with a passion for empowering dignity into the lives of seniors. Since 2018, Legacy has expanded exponentially and is proud to offer services in over 21 states. Even amidst a pandemic, Legacy continues to provide the much-needed services the senior population depends on in a time they have needed our services the most.


Our Why

At Legacy, we believe senior adults should live a healthy life full of purpose, safety, and dignity.

Our Mission

Improve the health of senior adults so they may live life the way they want to live it through: Wellness, Education, Safety, Rehabilitation, and Caring.

Our Values


Be honest and transparent in all of our dealings.


Provide evidence-based clinical excellence.


Discover and innovate to change the lives of those with whom we interact.


Treat everyone with respect and dignity, the way they want to be treated.


Our Latest Posts

Chronic conditions

Bridging the Gap for Patients: Individualizing Chronic Condition Management

By: Meredith Brunk, MS, OTR/L, CDP Director of Occupational Therapy Clinical Services The statistics are startling—80% of adults 65 and…


The Importance of Feeling at Home: Our SMILE Program

My parents were recently in the process of choosing a new place to live and had to make an important…

The Difference Between Hospice Care, Palliative Care, and Therapy

The Difference Between Hospice Care, Palliative Care, and Therapy

By: Mark Cifarelli, PT Director of Physical Therapy Clinical Services Therapy’s role in hospice care can be confusing due to…

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