Listen to frank talk and candid conversations about delivering healthcare to patients. Our guests work at the front lines in hospitals, nursing homes, inpatient rehabilitation centers, home environments and anywhere a patient needs care. We explore innovative ways to improve positive patient outcomes across the entire continuum of care.
The Legacy Lamp name is inspired by nurse pioneer Florence Nightingale. She was nicknamed, ‘the lady with the lamp’ when caring for Crimean War soldiers. Among her achievements, Florence was one of the first to connect the principles of science, statistics and patient outcomes.
Smashing Stigmas: Journey to Assisted Senior Living
The journey to assisted senior living can be clouded by myths, misperceptions and stigmas.
During this episode of the Legacy Lamp podcast, nurse practitioners Jennifer Ladeveze and Joanne Sproule and senior living administrator Jenny Do discuss:
- Joyful Living: Fellowship, safety, homecooked meals, low maintenance living & other benefits in assisted senior living communities
- Early Bird: Don’t wait! See for yourself by touring early before high-pressure rush
- Surprise Visits: How unscheduled drop-ins can be revealing
- Option Review: Aging in place, independent living, assisted living & memory care
- Early Detection: Burning meals, wandering, declining hygiene and other warning signs that additional support is needed
- Passionate Advocates: First-hand accounts from those who choose careers in geriatrics
“We want to be their voice, helping older adults during a turning point in their lives,” said Jenny Do, Executive Director, Bickford Senior Living. “It’s all about exploring your options. Don’t be afraid.”
Jenny Do, Executive Director, Bickford Senior Living – an advocate for seniors, Jenny is a leader who has devoted her career healthcare, working in senior living communities. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration from ECPI University in Virginia.
Jennifer Ladeveze, FNP-C – a family nurse practitioner who cares for patients in assisted living communities, Jennifer earned a Master of Science from Maryville University in Missouri. Her esteemed healthcare career includes working in cardiac intensive care units around the country.
Joanne Sproule, AGNP-BC – Joanne is a nurse practitioner who received her Master of Science in adult gerontology from South University in Georgia. Part of her stellar career path includes spending 18 years as a flight nurse in the U.S. Navy. Joanne cares for patients in several assisted living communities.
Physiatrists: Unicorns Of Medicine & Contributions to Patient Care
https://open.spotify.com/episode/384c28VGqXqhwzOi05jZO2?si=eKPPGb3fSeSWBGCnHDRI2w&dl_branch=1 There are about 12,000 physiatrists caring for patients in healthcare facilities around the United States. In this Legacy Lamp episode, our Partners in Care, physiatrists...
Is Grandma Okay? Mental Health & the Elderly
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6AyjmJvVL3DksCFjwrR1QF?si=tN955ucDTfqvNTXDghs_7w&dl_branch=1 In this 30-minute episode, specialists cover the topic of mental health in the elderly population, including solutions to help. Legacy Care nurse practitioners Jennifer...
Crushing Care Gaps: New Service Reduces Readmission, Empowers Patients
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1HqjAUmrWj8A4GQRez2t3s?si=Ls7xUW_zSrOyJNjRzq1RjQ When you’re released from the hospital after a procedure or medical event, the first few weeks that follow can make or break your healing. Legacy Care’s new Transitional Care Management...
Radical Patient Care: 2 Fresh Approaches for Older Adults
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7mlMvWJLRjZnCsOJWA1pWL?si=RhZs9nSpQ1WyXeqeffNtFw In this episode of the Legacy Lamp podcast, experts discuss the novel ways their organizations are delivering care to older patients that is customized to each individual — not...
Bucking COVID-19 in a Nursing Home: Experts Share How
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6B37reSBXg6k3U7YAmZQeC?si=CHqyhBtxSD-dhwnhtUAg2w In our inaugural Legacy Lamp podcast, an infectious disease team reflects on how they successfully managed a North Carolina nursing home that was converted solely for COVID-19 patients....