Caregiving Team at Legacy Village of Tifton Certified in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Training

13 JUNE 2017, TIFTON, GA
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TIFTON, Ga. (June 13, 2017) – The caregiving team at Legacy Village of Tifton has been certified by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care training (ADCT). "Our memory care residents have the opportunity to live the best quality of life with our activities program, our state-of-the art therapy programs and great care, that is now provided by our certified team members,” Emily Leffew, executive director of Legacy Village of Tifton, said.

TIFTON, Ga. (June 13, 2017) – The caregiving team at Legacy Village of Tifton has been certified by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care training (ADCT).

The extensive three-day training equipped caregivers in managing several characteristics of dementia residents: diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, nutrition, activities, paranoia and communication.

“Caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia can be a daunting task at times. We want to provide the best possible care for both our residents and our team members. When training our team members, we teach them how to fully understand the inner-workings of someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Only by understanding what these residents go through each day, can our team members be fully equipped to serve our residents with the highest quality of care,” said Renita Carnes, a certified trainer who conducted the training. Carnes serves as training coordinator for Legacy Senior Living, management company of Legacy Village of Tifton.

“Our mission is to serve the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. Our memory care residents have the opportunity to live the best quality of life with our activities program, our state-of-the art therapy programs and great care, that is now provided by our certified team members,” Emily Leffew, executive director of Legacy Village of Tifton, said.

About Legacy Village of Tifton

Situated in the beautiful countryside of Tift County at 1934 Whiddon Mill Road, Legacy Village of Tifton is an assisted living community in Tifton, Ga., that offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is a short drive from Valdosta, Ga., and Adel, Ga., is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at legacytifton.net or by calling (229) 386-CARE.

Legacy Village of Tifton is one of three Legacy Village facilities in South Georgia. Legacy Village at Park Regency in Moultrie, GA., Legacy Village at Plantation Manor in Thomasville, GA., and Legacy Village of Tifton in Tifton, GA are three of the 11 facilities owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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"When training our team members, we teach them how to fully understand the inner-workings of someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Only by understanding what these residents go through each day, can our team members be fully equipped to serve our residents with the highest quality of care." Renita Carnes, a certified trainer, Legacy Senior Living
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About Legacy Village of Tifton - Tifton, GA

Situated in the beautiful countryside of Tift County at 1934 Whiddon Mill Road, Southern Care Assisted Living is an assisted living community in Tifton, Ga., that offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is a short drive from Valdosta and Adel, Ga., is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at legacytifton.net or by calling (229) 386-CARE.

Southern Care Assisted Living is part of a family of nine senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, LLC, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. More information is available at legacyss.com.

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