Legacy Village of Tifton Donates Ear Guards to Tift Regional Medical Center to Alleviate Medical Mask Abrasion

TIFTON, Ga. (April 17, 2020) – Many things have changed since the introduction of COVID-19 to south Georgia. One big change is the need to wear medical masks during entire daylong shifts, typically two masks at a time, which is causing painful abrasions on the ears of those in healthcare settings.

In addition to providing ear guards to its entire caregiving team, Legacy Village of Tifton has procured additional bundles of ear guards for employees at Tift Regional Medical Center, whose ears are needing similar relief from the painful elastic straps on their medical masks.

“We work so closely with Tift Regional in caring for our residents, that we wanted to be able to give a little something back during this time. We know their doctors, nurses, and entire staff are fighting this worldwide pandemic with all their hearts and souls, and we want them to know how much we appreciate them and everything they are doing to keep our community safe,” said Natalie Wadsworth, LPN, resident services director at Legacy Village of Tifton.


PHOTO CAPTION 1: Legacy Village of Tifton caregivers taking a moment to show off their new “pain relief” ear guards from behind are (left to right) Libby Pieplow, PA; Pauleena Akers, LMSW; Whitney Chung, RN, BSN; and Heather Hall, RN, BSN.


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As a trusted caregiver over the years for hundreds of south Georgia seniors, Legacy Village of Tifton in Tifton, Ga., cares deeply about each residents’ dignity, individuality and lifetime of accomplishments. Legacy Village of Tifton offers a full range of helpful services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere.

Legacy Village of Tifton has set the standard for senior housing and retirement services in south Georgia. The seniors at Legacy Village are in good hands, and their families enjoy newfound peace of mind.

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Legacy Village of Tifton is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the eastern United States owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.