Our History

Legend Senior Living® is a family experience and a family business. Two generations of Buchanans lead the company and guide its future, balancing innovation and creativity with the wisdom of experience and longevity. Today, as a privately held family business, Legend™ lives by the same principles of servanthood, compassion and character, guided by faith, upon which it was founded.

Tim Buchanan, Legend’s founder, pioneered the Assisted Living concept across the nation nearly 30 years ago. His passion for creating more dignified residential living options in which seniors could receive health care services helped foster great change at a time when skilled nursing homes were the only option. He envisioned a company that truly values people. A company that nurtures a sense of family and friendship, serving people and changing lives for the better.

That vision of service and innovation continues today. Legend’s award-winning therapies and programming for residents are personalized and delivered discreetly so that individual choice, respect, and dignity always remain at the heart of the experience. We continue to create physical environments that make life more engaging, vibrant and social. Places where family and residents build residence and enjoy life together. Family is important at Legend and remains an important priority in our approach to serving residents.

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