Cooking with older adults

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…

PT month 2022

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….

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…

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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…

Falls

The Emotional Cost of Falls

The Emotional Cost of Falls

Ageism

Ageism and Stereotypes: How They Negatively Affect the Care of Seniors

By: Mark Cifarelli, PT Director of Clinical Content Development Raising kids is hard.  We are constantly role modeling, correcting, and instilling values and appropriate behaviors.  Just the other day, I had a discussion with my 12-year-old regarding a stereotype he heard about someone at camp.  He was genuinely concerned, and we talked about how to…

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…