The Legacy Lamp
By The Legacy Lamp
The Legacy LampAug 25, 2021
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
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 Dr. Montes-Chinea and Dr. Carbon, discuss with guest moderator Dr. Johnstone:
Perspectives on a physiatrists role on care teams
Physiatry focus on patient function
Introspections on COVID-19 long-term effects
Provider burnout tips & importance of self-care
Dr. Nataly Montes-Chinea is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consultant in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. She earned her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine where she graduated with honors. Following that, she completed a neuromuscular fellowship at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Additionally, she was a part of a research team when interning at the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. John Carbon is a physiatrist practicing in an Inpatient Acute Rehab Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to his current job, he was a medical director for seven years, had his own practice and did interventional work. He received his medical degree from the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. At Johns Hopkins University, he completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. In 2017, Dr. John Carbon received an award in the Rhode Island Monthly for Top Doctors in the category of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation.
Dr. Paul Johnstone is a family medicine physician based in Virginia Beach. He received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been in practice for twenty-seven years and a partner in care with Legacy Care since 2016. He spent the majority of his career as an active duty physician in the United States Navy. During his Navy service, he cared for families on military bases in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Following his time in the Navy, Dr. Johnstone practiced as a medical director for a continuing care retirement community.
Is Grandma Okay? Mental Health & the Elderly
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 LeMasters-Stover, Curstina Jennings, and Lisa Kelleher discuss:
The most common mental health disorders in the elderly community, like insomnia, depression, substance abuse, grieving & more
How to detect mental health issues in older loved ones
Fear & stigma about mental health and the elderly
Solutions to integrate mental health into standard healthcare practice for the older population
How to help and support older loved ones
Curstina Jennings, PMH-NP is a psychiatric nurse practitioner based in Richmond, Virginia. She provides support and counseling to patients in a nursing home as well as other care settings. Curstina received a Bachelor of Nursing from Norfolk State University. Following that, she earned her Masters degree from Walden University specializing in psychiatric mental health. Throughout her career, she has provided patient care in skilled nursing facilities and large healthcare systems. Prior to her career in medicine, Curstina served in the United States Airforce where she received several awards and honors.
Lisa Kelleher, DNP, PMHNP, specializes in psychiatric and mental health care. She provides care for patients in an assisted living community located in Williamsburg, Virginia, and in other settings. Dr. Keheller received her nursing degree from Northeastern University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Community and Social Justice from Guilford College and a Masters of Science in Human Services from Northeastern University. In addition, she earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Rush University with a specialization as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse.
Jennifer LeMasters-Stover, ACNP is a nurse practitioner who specializes in Adult Gerontology. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science nursing degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She received her Masters in nursing degree from Walden University. Her extensive background in healthcare includes intensive care, palliative care and hospice.
Crushing Care Gaps: New Service Reduces Readmission, Empowers Patients
Crushing Care Gaps: New Service Reduces Readmission, Empowers Patients
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.
In this episode, Yolanda Hoag, Legacy Care’s transitional care advanced practice provider, and Julie Miller, Legacy Care’s Chief Compliance Officer, discuss how Legacy Care's new Transitional Care Model:
Leverages Predictive Analytics: blends technology, data analytics, artificial intelligence & evidence-based protocols customized for each patient
Crushes Care Gaps: bridging across the continuum of care to eliminate barriers that often cause complications & readmissions
Breaks Discharge Boomerang: reduces the need for a patient to return to the hospital because of an unforeseen complication after a procedure or medical event
Empowers Patients: teamwork helps spark patient engagement through 1:1 care
Shreds Cost: eliminates expensive patient readmission penalties and optimizes length of stay
For more than a decade, Yolanda has delivered care across all aspects of the patient’s health journey. Her clinical expertise consists of emergency, prenatal, family planning, ambulatory and post-acute care. Prior to healthcare, Yolanda served as the Operations Sergeant for a Brigade Commander consisting of six battalions with over 6,100 soldiers. She completed several oversea tours, where she worked as a clinical instructor of combat lifesaving and navigation. Yolanda received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from McKendree University in Illinois and a Master of Science in Acute Care Adult Gerontology from Walden University in Minnesota. She completed her Acute Care Nurse Practitioner fellowship through the California Emergency Physician residency program.
Julie Miller has delivered care to patients in healthcare systems and post-acute care facilities around the nation for more than 20 years. She has worked in critical intensive care units, specializing in cardiac surgical care and neurology. When Julie first joined Legacy Care, she treated patients in post-acute facilities and assisted living centers. She then transitioned into training and education, where she now leads the medical group’s credentialing, onboarding and continuing education program. Julie earned a Bachelor’s of science degree in nursing with honors from the University of Phoenix in Tampa. Julie then earned a Masters degree in Adult and Geriatric Nursing from the University of Cincinnati.
Radical Patient Care: 2 Fresh Approaches for Older Adults
Radical Patient Care: 2 Fresh Approaches for Older Adults
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 cookie cutter.
“It’s about human dignity,” said podcast guest Sarah Szanton, PhD, ANP, FANN, a professor and researcher with the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Legacy Care’s Chief Medical Officer Danny Felty, MD and Chief Compliance Officer and nurse practitioner Julie Miller hit on these topics during this 27-minute podcast discussion:
Legacy Care’s new Transitional Management Services for patients @ high risk for complications & returning to the hospital after a procedure
CAPABLE, a program that provides low-income older adults with handyman services, in-home nursing and occupational therapy
Old Meets New: Novel approaches from high tech predictive analytics to old-fashion goal-setting driven by patients
Big Money: Both programs slash healthcare costs
Dr. Sarah Szanton is a professor at John Hopkins University’s School of Nursing. She also is an Endowed Professor for Health Equity and Social Justice and is the Director of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging. Dr. Szanton is the founder of the national program, Community Aging in Place Advancing Better Living for Elders program, also known as CAPABLE. This program provides low-income older adults with handyman services, in-home nursing and occupational therapy. Dr. Szanton graduated with a bachelor of arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard College. She then earned an undergraduate degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, where she also earned her Masters of Science in Nursing. Dr. Szanton next earned her Doctor of Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University as well.
Legacy Care Moderators:
Dr. Danny Felty is a practicing family medicine physician and current medical director of several long-term care facilities in Virginia. Renowned for his expertise in post-acute care, he was appointed to serve on the Governor of Virginia’s COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Task Force. Dr. Felty serves as president of the state chapter for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. He also is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and member of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. A distinguished graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Dr. Felty earned his bachelors of science degree in biology and minor in psychology. He then earned a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University where he also completed his residency.
Julie Miller is an advanced care practitioner. Her background in medicine spans more than 20 years, delivering care to patients in healthcare systems and post-acute care facilities around the nation. Julie spent many years working in critical intensive care units, specializing in cardiac surgical care and neurology. Julie joined Legacy Care as a nurse practitioner, caring for patients in post-acute facilities and assisted living centers. She transitioned into training and education, where she now leads the medical group’s credentialing, onboarding and continuing education program. Julie earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing with honors from the University of Phoenix in Tampa. Board-certified as an adult geriatric primary care nurse, Julie earned a masters degree in Adult and Geriatric Nursing from the University of Cincinnati.
Bucking COVID-19 in a Nursing Home
Bucking COVID-19 in a Nursing Home: 2 Experts Share How
In our inaugural Legacy Lamp podcast, an infection disease team reflects on how they successfully managed a North Carolina nursing home that was converted solely for COVID-19 patients.
Legacy Care’s Chief Medical Officer Danny Felty, MD, interviews our Partner in Care Octavio Cieza, MD and Lynn White, NP, who have successfully cared for elderly patients in a 130-bed nursing home located in Raleigh, NC for the past year. In this 29 minute recording, they share their perspectives based on their first-hand experience successfully treating COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began in 2020:
Who Recovers the Fastest? Trends in Patient Recoveries
Medication Timing: Can Providing Meds Sooner Mean Higher Survival Rates?
Role of Vitamin D, C, Zinc & Melatonin
Tips to prepare your body to fight COVID-19
International perspectives: Lessons learned from medical experts across the globe
Is the vaccination the most effective way to stop COVID-19?
Octavio Cieza, MD:
A renowned infections disease specialist, Dr. Cieza has been delivering patient care for more than a decade. He received his medical degree from San Marcos Senior National University Lima Peru and his internal medicine residency program at Christ Hospital of Cincinnati. Dr. Cieza then completed an infectious disease fellowship University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago. Following this work, he managed HIV/AIDS clinical trials at the University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Cieza is board certified in both infectious disease and internal medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Board of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Society of America. He is practicing with several healthcare systems and Legacy Care in Raleigh, NC.
Lynn White, NP:
Lynn White is a nurse practitioner who has been delivering care to patients for more than eight years. She has a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati, a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Winston Salem State University. Prior to healthcare, Lynn earned a MBA from Campbell University and a bachelor’s of science in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. For the past several years, Lynn has focused on infectious disease, working with patients who have chronic diseases including hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and more. Her past experience includes a focus on intensive care unit, pulmonary, renal and cardiac patient care in hospital and primary care practice settings. Lynn is practicing with several healthcare systems and Legacy Care in Raleigh, NC.
Danny Felty, MD:
Dr. Felty is a practicing family medicine physician and current medical director of several long-term care facilities in Virginia. Renowned for his expertise in post-acute care, he was appointed to serve on the Governor of Virginia’s COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Task Force. Dr. Felty serves as president of the state chapter for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. He also is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and member of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. A distinguished graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Dr. Felty earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology and minor in psychology. He then earned a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University where he also completed his residency.