SMILE PROGRAM 2023

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 decision—the decision whether or not to move into an assisted living community. Understandably, there were several emotions that surfaced throughout the process of deciding on this important next step.  I had an honest conversation with…

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 a lack of understanding and misinformation. To provide clarity on how this all works, let’s start by talking about the difference between hospice and palliative care. Palliative care is for an individual with what is…

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Legacy Healthcare Services Appoints Kathleen Dwyer as Vice President of Compliance

RALEIGH, NC—Legacy Healthcare Services, a national rehabilitation therapy, and wellness services provider in senior living communities, announced today the addition of Kathleen Dwyer as Vice President of Compliance. Dwyer brings a career of over 23 years of clinical, operational, and healthcare compliance experience to her new role with Legacy. “Every role at Legacy has an…

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The Recipe For Success: Cooking or Baking with Physical or Cognitive Limitations This Holiday Season

By: Meredith Brunk, MS, OTR/L, CDP Director of Occupational Therapy Clinical Services For centuries people of all ages have gathered to celebrate the holidays– to share in traditions like festive meals and giving gifts. In my family, apple crisp is a traditional food during the holidays, so everything about apple crisp makes my heart happy….

November blog

The Importance of Finding Meaningful Purpose for Treatment

I had a student named Abigail a few years back. She was fantastic! The girl knew her stuff, all the foundational knowledge engrained in her—she was smart and savvy. She understood how to work with several different speech and language impairments and knew the cause, assessment techniques, and how to create goals for her patients.   But…

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Physical Therapy Month: Designed to Re-Educate Muscles

At Legacy Healthcare Services, we utilize evidence-based clinical care to transform the lives of residents and empower them to live a life full of purpose, safety, and dignity. We work to improve the health of senior adults so they may live life the way they want to. Physical therapy is designed to re-educate muscles. Our…

Legacy Healthcare Services Promotes Joette Springle to Vice President of Customer Success

RALEIGH, NC—Legacy Healthcare Services, a national therapy and wellness services provider, announced today the promotion of Joette Springle to Vice President of Customer Success. Springle joined Legacy in 2017 and has over 20 years of competitive healthcare business management success along with her outstanding leadership skills. She has fostered a productive work environment and a…

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Legacy Healthcare Services Promotes Paula Pason to Vice President of New Business Operations

RALEIGH, NC—Legacy Healthcare Services, a national therapy, and wellness services provider, announced today the promotion of Paula Pason from National Director of New Business Execution to Vice President of New Business Operations. Pason brings over 20 years of healthcare experience to the role, as well as over 20 years of being a licensed physical therapist….

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Legacy Healthcare Services Promotes Luke Kontras to Vice President of Operations

RALEIGH, NC—Legacy Healthcare Services, a national therapy, and wellness services provider, announced today the promotion of Luke Kontras PT, DPT, MBA, from Regional Director of Operations to Vice President of Operations. Most recently, Kontras served as Regional Director of Operations for Legacy, where he managed the Ohio and Kentucky markets. He brings over 11 years…

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The Emotional Cost of Falls

The Emotional Cost of Falls