How Assisted Living Promotes Senior Independence

December 2, 2019

Assisted living communities provide just the right balance between support and independence. Learn more about the benefits here.

Maintaining independence can become more challenging with age. While seniors frequently associate moving to an assisted living community with a loss of freedom, the opposite is actually true. Assisted living residents have their own private apartment, with caregivers nearby to provide a helping hand as needed.

Assisted living communities create an individualized care plan for each resident. It acts as a guide for delivering just the right amount of care and support to enable an older adult to remain both safe and independent.

The Benefits of an Assisted Living Community

For some seniors, having a helping hand to stay on track with medications can prevent a mistake that results in a trip to the emergency room. Others find they can take advantage of an assisted living community’s transportation services to see the doctor on a regular basis.

A well-balanced diet helps to nourish the body. It is essential for maintaining muscle mass, which is vital for avoiding a debilitating fall. That’s another way assisted living promotes senior independence.

From opportunities to stay active and engaged to well-balanced meals, assisted living also offers myriad benefits to older adults:

  • Care that changes with needs: While a senior might move to an assisted living community when they are still relatively independent, a good community will offer additional care solutions as an elder’s needs change. That lowers stress associated with future care and provides peace of mind to older adults and their loved ones.
  • Events and activities: From art classes to movie nights, assisted living communities give residents a variety of ways to meet new friends and pursue engaging activities. Both are essential for preventing some of the health conditions associated with isolation and loneliness, such as diabetes and depression.
  • Maintenance-free living: Seniors who have a house to maintain might continue to tackle repairs and household chores that may put them at risk for a fall. Tasks as seemingly simple as climbing a ladder to change a light bulb become more dangerous as you grow older. In an assisted living community, the burdens of homeownership are left behind. Household chores, maintenance, and repairs are taken care of for you.
  • Stay-well programs: A quality assisted living community, such as Legacy Senior Living, places great emphasis on health and wellness. They offer programs designed to help residents live their best quality of life. You’ll find stretching classes, chair yoga, raised beds for gardening, and meditation.
  • Other necessities and conveniences: Assisted living communities also offer a host of other amenities. For example, on-site beauty and barber shops give residents easy access to haircuts, manicures, and other services. Other popular amenities range from aides to assist with pet care to concierge services to sign for packages.

Tour a Legacy Senior Living Community Near You

The holidays are a great time of year to visit and tour an assisted living community. The halls are festively decked and holiday carols abound. Call the Legacy Senior Living community nearest you today to schedule a private visit!

Tips to Enjoy a Skip-Gen Getaway

November 18, 2019

Skip-gen travel refers to grandparents taking the grandkids on a vacation. Learn how to plan a getaway with the younger generation of your family.

The holidays can be a great time to try a new trend: a skip-gen getaway. This phrase describes grandparents and their grandchildren vacationing together.

As people enjoy longer, healthier lives, it’s increasingly common for grandparents to be involved with their grandchildren’s daily activities. More and more, that includes traveling.

If you haven’t yet embarked on a vacation with your grandkids, we have a few tips to help you get started.

How to Organize a Skip-Gen Vacation with Your Grandkids

  • Be realistic.

You might want to start with a short vacation close to your grandchildren’s home. A long weekend or a few days during their holiday break could work. If you haven’t done this before, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you can easily return the kids to their mom and dad if they get too homesick.

  • Decide between plane, train, or automobile.

Car travel is often easier and less expensive than air travel when several generations are involved. It can also be easier to coordinate. Another avenue to consider is train travel. Short overnight train trips where you spend a night or two in a sleeper car might seem like a grand adventure to kids.

  • Think beyond Disney.

While it’s tempting to head to a Disney theme park, other destinations can be fun and less crowded during the holidays. Explore opportunities in the towns and cities near you.

Natural history museums can be fun for kids of all ages. They are typically home to dinosaurs, mummies, sharks, and other kid-enticing exhibits.

  • Find kid-friendly lodging.

Take your time exploring hotels and reading reviews. Be sure to book a kid-friendly option! An on-site restaurant, indoor pool, or game room can make even a rainy day more fun.

You also won’t want to worry about the grandkids making too much noise at hotels more accustomed to business travelers than families. This list of 17 kid-friendly hotels from a U.S. News survey of travel advisors might help.

  • Explore restaurants and ice cream shops online.

Before you leave home, surf the internet for family-friendly restaurants and ice cream shops with good reviews. Having a list of places to eat with kid-friendly atmospheres can help you stay on budget while enjoying yourselves.

  • Let the grandkids help.

Another way to make the trip more meaningful is to involve your grandchildren in the planning. This can even be done long distance if you don’t live close to one another. For example, you could come up with a list of destinations and let them pick their favorite.

The bottom line is with careful planning, you can enjoy skip-gen adventures and make memories to cherish for years to come.

Intergenerational Activities at Legacy Communities

At Legacy Senior Living, we understand the importance of intergenerational bonds. From scouting troop visits during the holidays to family nights, you’ll find a variety of intergenerational life enrichment activities in our communities.

If you’ve been considering a move to an independent or assisted living community, we invite you to call the Legacy community nearest you. We’ll be happy to schedule a personal tour!

Gift Guide for Seniors in Assisted Living

November 11, 2019

Are you struggling to think of a holiday gift for an older adult who lives in an assisted living community? Here are a few ideas you might find helpful.

Every year as the holidays approach, we hear a familiar question from adult children: what gift can we get our mom or dad? Purchasing a holiday gift for a senior who seems to have everything because they live in an assisted living community where most of their wants and needs are provided.

We do have a few suggestions for gifts residents enjoy and several ideas for meaningful experience gifts.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Assisted Living Residents

  • Personalized stationery:

This is a generation that still believes in writing letters and sending personal thank-you notes. A thoughtful holiday gift might be stationery set with their name and address printed on it, along with address labels, postage stamps, and a nice pen.

  • Plants:

While a senior may not have a lot of extra room in their apartment or suite, there’s always space for plants! In addition to making the home look more inviting, many plants also purify the air.

  • Digital subscriptions:

While many senior living communities offer cable, they don’t usually include subscriptions to specialty channels. You could pay for a yearly membership to Netflix or Hulu so the senior has instant access to movies and favorite television series.

  • Arts and crafts supplies:

Ample research shows the health benefits of engaging in artsy pursuits. From better brain function to a stronger immune system, supplies that spark creativity make for some healthy fun. You can also purchase or put together a fun craft kit or scrapbooking sets, such as drawing supplies or a beginner watercolor package.

  • Indulgence gifts:

A senior on a tight budget might not indulge themselves often. That’s why gifts like a favorite perfume or cologne might be appreciated. A gift certificate for a manicure or hair cut at their assisted living community’s beauty/barbershop or gift cards to local restaurants are also treats.

  • Charitable donations:

You might consider donating to a charity the senior feels passionate about. You could include logo gifts from the charity’s online store. Many sell T-shirts, mugs, hats, and more to raise additional funds.

Giving Experience Gifts during the Holidays

For many older adults, quality time may be the greatest holiday gift of all. You can plan a special outing or gathering to celebrate the season with your loved one. Bringing together several generations of the family is a gift that keeps on giving. Giving Seniors “Experience” Gifts this Holiday Season has a variety of suggestions.

Visit a Legacy Community during the Holidays

If you’ve been considering visiting a senior living community on behalf of a loved one, drop by during the holidays. From joyful choral concerts to games, the holidays are a festive time to visit. Call the Legacy community nearest you to set up a time.

 

Honoring Those Who Provide Care during Family Caregivers Month

November 4, 2019

November is National Family Caregivers Month. This information will help family caregivers find ways to manage their many responsibilities.

If you or someone you know is caring for an aging parent and their own family, you know a member of the “sandwich generation.” These caregivers juggle the responsibilities of both their younger and senior loved ones. About 60% of sandwich generation caregivers also work outside the home.

For family caregivers, this combination often leads to overbooked days and sleepless nights. To honor those who take on this role, November has been designated as National Family Caregivers Month. This year’s theme, “Caregiving Around the Clock,” shines the spotlight on the around-the-clock challenges family caregivers experience.

Coping with the Challenges of Family Caregiving

Studies show people involved in caring for several generations of their family suffer from higher rates of headaches, digestive problems, back pain, and depression. The stress and frantic pace of their days can also weaken their immune system. This puts them at higher risk for colds and the flu.

Finding positive ways to manage the demands of caregiving is essential to protecting caregivers’ physical and mental health. Here are a few suggestions to explore if you or someone you know is a sandwich generation caregiver:

  • Ask for and accept help:

    Caregivers sometimes hesitate to accept help. One of the best ways a caregiver can protect their health and ability to support those they love is understanding no one can do it alone. Accept help when it is offered. If no one offers, ask.

  • Connect with respite providers:

    Another option to consider is respite care. There are a variety of senior care organizations that provide short-term support, including assisted living communities and home care agencies. Some churches also have friendly visitor programs whereby volunteers visit homebound seniors.

  • Practice healthy self-care:

    This may seem unrealistic when you are overwhelmed with the responsibilities of sandwich generation caregiving, but self-care is vital. A healthy diet, exercise, and sleep are essential. So is staying on track with your own medical appointments and routine screenings.

  • Join a support group:

    No one understands the unique challenges of caring for several generations of your family like a fellow sandwich generation caregiver. By joining an online caregiver support group, you can ask for and share insights about managing the job.

  • Explore convenience services:

    In recent years, a variety of convenience services have made their way into even the most rural communities. From curbside grocery pick-up to home-delivered meal programs, there are a variety of ways caregivers can simplify their days. Think about the tasks that eat away at your schedule and explore avenues for handling them. Your local agency on aging might have services in place to help. Call to learn more about programs like lawn care, transportation, and Meals on Wheels.

  • Be realistic:

    Finally, set realistic expectations for yourself. It is okay to scale back traditional celebrations into more manageable ones. For example, while you might want to host an elaborate holiday dinner, a potluck might be better.

At Legacy Senior Living, we know the vital role respite can play in supporting a caregiver. Our respite guests enjoy the same care, services, and amenities as our long-term residents. We extend an open invitation for you to visit us and learn more. Call the Legacy community nearest you to set up a time.

Raising Awareness during National Alzheimer’s Month

November 1, 2019

November is National Alzheimer’s Month. Here are a few ways you can help raise awareness about this difficult disease.

When a senior loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the whole family feels the impact. From wanting to feel connected to needing assistance with personal care, your loved one will eventually require round-the-clock support.

The emotional side of watching a loved one’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being decline can be devastating. The disease often leaves friends and family members feeling helpless. Some find empowerment as advocates in the search for treatment and a cure for Alzheimer’s.

November is National Alzheimer’s Month. It is the perfect time for families to raise awareness about a disease that 5.8 million Americans are living with.

Advocating for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

If you and your family want to become Alzheimer’s advocates, we have a few ideas for you to consider:

1. Raise awareness:

There is an overall lack of awareness about what Alzheimer’s disease is and how it impacts families. You can help change that by sharing your knowledge and experience. Post updates on your social media channels. Write a “Letter to the Editor” for your community’s newspaper. Recruit friends to form a team for your local Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

2. Contact legislators:

Grassroots advocacy can impact legislation at both the state and federal levels. By signing up for Action Alerts, you may be able to influence your elected officials. You might ask for their vote on a funding program or with laws related to health care. Alzheimer’s organizations will contact you for help making phone calls or sending emails about important, time-sensitive advocacy issues.

3. Participate in a clinical trial:

It’s a myth that clinical trials only seek people with Alzheimer’s disease. Many trials look for healthy participants, too. If your schedule permits, call your local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to learn about trials happening near you.

4. Donate and raise money:

If you are able, donating to an Alzheimer’s organization is another way to advocate. The Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America help fund research, professional caregiver training, family resources, and more.

Even small things, like wearing a purple ribbon during November, can start a conversation about Alzheimer’s that educates people.

Memory Care for Adults with Dementia

If you or someone in your family is feeling overwhelmed by their role as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, it may be time to consider a move to a memory care community. Memory care programs are designed to help seniors with Alzheimer’s or a similar form of dementia live their best life despite the disease.

At Legacy Senior Living, our highly regarded memory care is known as The Harbor. These programs are designed to be a refuge from the storms associated with memory disorders. We invite you to call the Legacy community nearest you to learn more about memory care.

Ideas for Working Exercise into a Busy Caregiver Day

October 21, 2019

Caregivers often make their own health a low priority. It can lead to a health crisis. These tips can help busy caregivers find time to exercise.

Here are tips for exercising as a caregiver

Finding time for self-care isn’t easy when you are a busy family caregiver. Depending on how much care your relative needs and how far away they live, making time to exercise three or four days a week might seem unrealistic. The reality is, caregivers need to think of exercise as a necessity and not a luxury.

There is considerable evidence to show that caregivers who don’t take care of themselves end up experiencing a health crisis. Ask yourself, who will be able to care for your senior loved one if that happens? Fortunately, there are easy ways to work exercise into a busy caregiver’s schedule.

Exercise Tips for Family Caregivers

1. Master desk aerobics

If you work outside the home, as many family caregivers do, finding time to exercise can be even more difficult. Getting creative during the workday can help. If you spend even part of your day at a desk, try exercising from a seated position. Under the desk bike pedal exercisers are an option to explore. Desk aerobics can help build strength and flexibility. You might also want to consider replacing your desk chair with an exercise ball, at least for part of the workday.

2. Change your habits

In the course of a busy day, most of us look for ways to get things done quickly. From looking for the nearest parking spot to taking the elevator instead of climbing the stairs, our lifestyles are built around convenience. When you are trying to work more exercise into your day, however, convenience should take a back seat.

Whenever you can do so safely, park far away from the door. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, and maybe go up and down them a few extra times. Do a few squats or lunges when you are on the phone or drying your hair in the morning. The goal is to find small ways to take more steps or engage in a little exercise throughout the day.

3. Exercise with your senior loved one

Exercising with the family member you are caring for is another option. Talk with their physician about what types of exercise are a good fit for them. Chair yoga, walking, hand weights, resistance bands, and swimming are a few to consider. If you enjoy bike riding, purchasing an adult tricycle might be a way for your older loved one to safely join you for a spin around the neighborhood.

4. Divide and conquer to meet exercise goals

Physicians often suggest adults set a goal of 150 minutes of exercise each week. For a busy caregiver, that can sound overwhelming. The good news is even 10 or 15 minutes of exercise at a time can yield the same results as working out for longer periods of time.

Take a look at your schedule each day and look for times you can work in short periods of exercise. It might be a 15-minute yoga session before you take your morning shower or 20 minutes on a recumbent bike while you are watching the evening news.

Respite for the Weary Caregiver

If your caregiving duties have you feeling worn out and stressed out, there is a short-term care solution you might want to consider. Respite at an assisted living community gives your loved one a safe place to stay while you take a break.

Legacy communities offer respite for a few days or a few weeks. You can take advantage of this type of care as often as you need to. Respite guests enjoy the same level of care and the same type of services as long-term residents. Call the community nearest you to learn more or schedule a tour!

Should You Look for Senior Living Close to Your Home or an Adult Child’s?

October 16, 2019

Should you retire near your current home or move near your adult child? Here are a few factors to consider before deciding.

Should you move close to your home or you child's home?

Choosing a senior living community isn’t always easy. With a variety of housing types available, finding the one that best meets your needs can take time and research. One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is where you want to start looking.

Many seniors find themselves debating whether they should move near an adult child’s home or find a senior living community near their current home. Even after exploring communities in both places, the decision may not be clear. If you are struggling, we have a few suggestions that might help.

Where to Search for Senior Living

If you take the following factors into consideration, you’ll likely arrive at an informed decision:

1. Is the quality of senior living better in one area?

This is clearly an important consideration. While most cities and towns have a variety of options from which to choose, some are often better than others. We always recommend families spend time reviewing state survey results of any community they are considering. Many states now publish these online to make it easier for seniors and their adult children to access. Check your state’s Department of Aging or Department of Human Services site for more information.

2. Is your adult child likely to move?

Career choices often require adult children to move to another city or state. Sometimes families are separated by great distances. Another key determinant in deciding if you want to move closer to an adult child is how long they will be there. If their job may require them to move again, you could find yourself alone in a new place without family nearby.

3. Which location offers greater companionship?

Many people want to be close to their loved ones as they grow older. When you are relocating away from a place you lived for decades to an all-new environment, it may be tough to start over. This is especially true if your adult child is busy with a career and family of their own.

If you are a senior who has a wide circle of friends you see often and a social life that you enjoy, staying close to your current home may be best. If you don’t have a supportive circle of friends nearby, relocating closer to family may be a better choice.

4. How well do you adapt to change?

Moving to a senior living community can be a big transition that takes time to adapt to. If you are someone for whom change is difficult, you might find it very difficult to relocate far from your longtime home. A senior living community near your current home might make for an easier transition.

By contrast, if you are someone who loves new adventures, the opportunity to explore a new city or state might be a welcome change.

Senior Living in the Southeast

If your search for a senior living community takes you to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee or Virginia, we hope you will make time to visit us. With fourteen senior living communities in the southeast, Legacy offers a variety of options. Contact the community in your desired location to schedule a private tour today!

What to Do If You Are Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

October 7, 2019

If you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you might be overwhelmed. These tips can help you figure out what to do next.

After Alzheimer's diagnosis

Hearing the news that the forgetfulness you’ve been struggling with is Alzheimer’s disease is tough to comprehend. It’s common to worry about your future, and how your new diagnosis will impact the people you love. If this is the situation you find yourself in, we have a few suggestions we hope will help you cope.

Preparing for Life with Alzheimer’s Disease

1. Give yourself time to process the news

If you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s easy to assume that living a quality life isn’t possible. Seniors who hear this news often think they’ll need to immediately move to a memory care community. Unless your physician has made that recommendation, give yourself and your loved ones time to come to terms with this diagnosis.

Talk to a counselor or join a support group for adults living with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association in your area can connect you with both of these resources. It will likely benefit your family members if they join an in-person or online support group, too. ALZConnected has information and forums for both the senior who has the disease and the family members who love them.

2. Adopt a healthy lifestyle

While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, research shows lifestyle choices may slow the progression of the disease. A healthy diet, exercise, and sleep are vital.

The Mediterranean Diet is one that is often recommended. It is based on menus that are heavy in fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, and whole grains, and light on dairy and red meat. Researchers believe the heart-healthy benefits of this diet help to protect the brain.

It may also be beneficial to find fitness activities that lower stress. Swimming, biking, walking, and chair yoga are a few to try.

3. Talk with an attorney

If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to meet with an attorney and discuss what legal documents you’ll need to have in place. A legal professional can help to determine what you need, such as a will, a power of attorney, or a trust. These documents will ensure that your voice is heard when it comes time for family members to make decisions on your behalf.

An elder law attorney might be especially helpful. You can find one by searching the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys database.

4. Get to know local dementia care options

It will probably give you and your family members peace of mind to know there are a wide range of Alzheimer’s care options. From home care agencies that provide assistance with grocery shopping, menu planning, personal care, and light housekeeping to dedicated memory care communities—the choices are abundant.

You might find it easier to have a trusted loved one explore these options with you or possibly on your behalf. It’s usually better to do this before you actually need to utilize any of these services.

Memory Care Services at Legacy Senior Living

At Legacy Senior Living, our nationally acclaimed memory care programs are known as The Harbor. We strive to make them a peaceful, secure refuge from the challenges associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. We encourage you or your loved ones to call the nearest community to learn more.

Shoo the Flu: Senior and Caregiver Flu Prevention Tips

October 1, 2019

Flu season can be especially hard on older adults. Use these tips to stay healthy and keep a senior loved one safe too.

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Younger people often consider the flu to be more of an inconvenience than a serious health concern, which really isn’t the case. The influenza virus can be deadly, especially for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seniors account for as much as 85 percent of flu-related deaths and up to 70 percent of hospitalizations.

While receiving the flu vaccine is one of the best ways to avoid being bitten by the bug, there are other steps seniors and caregivers can take to stay healthy.

Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

1. Limit personal contact

The flu virus can pass from one person to another very easily. A handshake, a hug, or sharing the same drinking fountain can put you at risk for catching the virus. This is especially true for older adults or people with a chronic health condition that causes the immune system to weaken. One way to avoid the virus is by limiting personal contact during flu season. A big smile and warm greeting can convey your happiness about seeing someone without putting you at risk.

2. Wash your hands often

Developing good hand-washing hygiene can help you keep the flu at bay. The virus can linger on doorknobs, credit card readers, and other public locations. Wash your hands with hot, soapy water throughout the day. For times when you won’t have access to hot water and soap, keep a small bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer in your purse or pocket.

3. Avoid touching your face

A quick scratch on the side of your nose, pushing the hair off of your face, rubbing tired or irritated eyes; if you’ve been exposed to the influenza virus and have it on your hands, these often unconscious actions put you at risk of developing the flu. Most people don’t realize how many times they touch their face throughout the day. Try to make a conscious effort to keep your hands away from your face during flu season.

4. Sleep seven to nine hours every night

Sleep is an important—but often overlooked—component of a healthy lifestyle. Lack of sleep can cause the immune system to weaken. When this happens, the body has to struggle more to fight off viruses. Health professionals say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. If you are one of the many seniors who struggle with insomnia, talk to your doctor. There may be an underlying health condition that can be treated.

5. Commit to eating a healthy diet

A well-balanced diet is another must when it comes to keeping the immune system healthy and able to fight off viruses. A diet rich with vegetables, fruit, and lean protein is best. If you aren’t sure how to plan healthy menus, the online resource Choose MyPlate offers a variety of helpful tools.

On Guard for Flu Symptoms

Despite your best attempts at preventing the flu, you might find yourself or a senior loved one coming down with the flu. Call your physician immediately when the first flu symptoms appear. There are antiviral medications physicians can prescribe to help lessen the severity of symptoms and shorten the length of time you are sick. They must be started at the first sign of the flu to be effective, so don’t delay calling the doctor.

Live Well at Legacy Senior Living

At Legacy Senior Living communities throughout the southeast, healthy living is a focus every day. From nutritious meals to on-site wellness programs, we make it easier for residents to live their best quality of life. Call the Legacy community nearest you to learn more!

3 Tips for Parting with a Senior’s Home

September 24, 2019

 

If you are helping a senior loved one prepare to sell their home, the process can be emotional. These tips can make the parting a little easier.

Moving is tough at any age. Cleaning out the closets, arranging for movers, and packing up belongings is a lot of hard work. Parting with a house you love and where you have created good memories can make the transition more difficult. This is especially true for older adults who have often lived in the same house for decades. In many instances, the senior is giving up the home where they raised their family.

If your senior loved one is struggling with this new chapter in life, we have a few suggestions that might help.

Helping a Senior Part with Their Home

1. Document the life and history of the house.

Much of what makes it difficult for a senior to part with their house is likely the memories that were made in it. Finding a meaningful way to document the good times—and bad times—that happened there might make the transition a little less emotional.

You can use old videos to create a story of the home and family over the years. If you don’t have old videos available, there are platforms that allow you to turn photos into a video. Animoto and Smilebox are two free ones to try. You might also consider creating a photo album the senior can look at and enjoy for years to come.

2. Bring a part of the home and garden with them.

An older adult may find it easier to part with their home if they can take a piece of it with them when they move. It might be a few of their favorite flowers from the perennial garden, a raspberry bush from the backyard, or an antique light from the dining room. Help them figure out what they love most about the house and how it may be possible to bring their favorite things along with them.

3. Host a going away party before leaving.

While it may not seem feasible when you are busy packing and preparing to leave, hosting a simple potluck might help your senior loved one find closure. It can give everyone in your family member’s life a chance to celebrate in the home one last time. Be sure to take a lot of photos and videos to document the party!

Be Patient During the Transition

One final suggestion is to be patient with your older loved one and yourself. Change is difficult, and some days will be better than others. If you have realistic expectations, it will likely make the transition easier for the entire family.

Visit a Legacy Senior Living Community

If you are searching for a senior living community in the southeast, we invite you to visit Legacy Senior Living. With locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia, we have options to meet every need and interest. Call us at 423-478-8071 to learn more!