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 Month of Gratitude: Thank You to Our Team Members

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: We truly have incredible team members here at Legacy.” Join us in the Lounge as host Katie Holterman, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Senior Director of Clinical Programming & Development, and some surprise Legacy guests join in on the conversation around some above and beyond Legacy team members….

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…

ZIBRIO: Six Pillars of Balance and a Strong Partnership

“We find it to be beneficial for the residents we serve to be able to provide their balance score for them and our staff members the ability to utilize this piece of technology.” Join us in the Lounge as host Katie Holterman, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Senior Director of Clinical Programming & Development, and cohost Meredith Brunk, Director…

Falls

The Emotional Cost of Falls

The Emotional Cost of Falls

Clinical Impact: Making a Difference Through Data

Join us in the Lounge as host Katie Holterman, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Senior Director of Clinical Programming & Development sits with Mark Cifarelli, Director of Physical Therapy Clinical Services, and Meredith Brunk, Director of Occupational Therapy Clinical Services, to discuss their new roles. The team discussed where they see clinical services growing within the next…

Preserving Function: The Advantages of Legacy Healthcare Services

“We are always looking to make sure we can solve the problem before it starts and preserve function.” Join us in the Lounge today as host Katie Holterman, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Senior Director of Clinical Programming & Development, sits with Joette Springle, Director of Community Outreach, to discuss Legacy Healthcare Services therapy services compared to…

Arthritis

Arthritis: The “Wear and Tear” Disease

I was recently talking with an older gentleman at my church discussing our various hobbies, but as he began to talk about his love of tennis, his face sort of dropped.  “Damn arthritis,” he said. “Just can’t do what I used to on the court.” He was specifically referring to osteoarthritis of his knee. While…

Your Voice Matters: Virtual Advocacy on the Hill

The National Association of Rehab Providers and Agencies hosted 93 meetings on April 28, 2022, for 53 participants across the US to discuss legislation and therapy providers such as Legacy Healthcare Services. 6 of the 53 participants were our Legacy leaders! Join us in the Lounge today as host Katie Holterman, M.S. CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Senior Director of Clinical…

Incontinence:Legacy Healthcare Services Wellness Program

The “Bruno” of Senior Living: Incontinence

“We don’t talk about Bruno-no-no-no”—come on, sing along. We know you’ve heard this hit from Disney’s Encanto. Well, today, we’re going to talk about the “Bruno” of the senior living—incontinence. Let’s start with a story. I pulled up to my house as the babysitter was playing kickball with my two boys, then ages 4 and…