Better Speech and Hearing Month

Better Hearing & Speech Month: Communication is Key

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. Communication is key! Speech therapy allows a person to maintain effective communication and maintain safety in a variety of situations. Our speech therapists (also known as speech-language…

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…

OT Month: Occupational Therapy Changes Lives

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. Our occupational therapists (OTs) and certified occupational therapy assistants (COTAs) work to help seniors recover or maintain the skills needed to remain as independent as possible in…

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…

Family Link

Family Link Portal: Our Solution to Isolation

I’ll admit it, in the first few weeks of March 2020, I didn’t mind the quiet at home. Working in healthcare at the time was beyond stressful, and so the moments of solitude were a welcome and much-needed period of decompression. But, after a while, I missed pure social interaction. As “Zoom parties” became the rage, my friends…

Cardiopulmonary Health: The Heart is Everything

When I was growing up, every Valentine’s Day, my father would buy me a teddy bear. I had quite the collection by the time I was 11 or 12 years old. Each bear had a message such as “I love you” or “daddy’s little girl.” But, my favorite was a pair of bears that were…

Our Outcomes: Leaving a Legacy

When I first heard about Legacy Healthcare Services, I remember something about the name of the company that struck me. Legacy. The word has power behind it. It has hope, positivity, and purpose and I was drawn to it. When deciding to write a blog for the company, I thought long and hard about what it should be…

Settling in with Legacy’s SMILE Program

I met Joanne on the very first day of college. We were moving in at the same time and were both apprehensive, excited, overwhelmed, and tired. Her mother—outgoing and protective—marched into my dorm room and said to me, “Please be my daughter’s friend because I’m not leaving here until I know she is okay and has found…

Aging is Beautiful: Celebrating the Wisdom of Older Adults

When I was a little girl, my father’s friend Koyama-San visited us from Japan. He brought us a Japanese coin and a karaoke machine, the latter of which was pretty amazing to me as a 7-year-old. Karaoke was not yet popular in the United States at that time, but Koyama-San said it was “the future.”…