Legend of Allentown
Located in Macungie, the second oldest borough and a suburb of Allentown, Legend of Allentown offers personal care and memory care services for residents of Lehigh Valley. Our approach to personal care and memory care is a breath of fresh air, making the residence one of Pennsylvania's most exceptional senior living residence. We invite you to learn more about our residence and schedule a visit soon!
Legend Senior Living in Allentown
At Legend Senior Living in Allentown, PA, we offer two types of senior living solutions: personal care and memory care. All Legend residents enjoy amenities, services, and programs tailored to their individual preferences and abilities. Residents love living the Legend lifestyle, taking advantage of amenities such as a private movie theater, salon and spa, fitness center, and onsite chapel.
We thoughtfully designed the residences the Legend Senior Living to feel welcoming to residents, their families, and their guests. We also created a residence that naturally encourages socialization with neighbors and maximizes independence. For example, our gathering spaces throughout the residence are the perfect spots to catch up with a neighbor over a cup of coffee, chat about current events, or try your hand at a new card game with friends. In addition, thanks to natural, non-glare lighting, low-pile carpet, and intentional color selection, residents can enjoy an environment that decreases falls and increases independence.
Legend Offers Personal Care in Allentown, PA
Legend offers personal care services, which gives residents who want to live independently just the right amount of assistance that enhances wellness, gives them back the energy to pursue personal passions, and allows them to decide what comes next.
With no steps to navigate, our beautiful and accessible one-story design features plenty of natural light, amenities like a bistro stocked with coffee, tea, and snacks, outdoor spaces, and places to gather with friends. You'll love showing off your home to family and other guests.
In addition to a beautiful setting, Legend of Allentown features personalized support and assistance for every resident. Expert caregivers and associates are there to offer a friendly hand, give cueing or encouragement, or be there to respond in case of an emergency at any time of day or night. We are there to assist with personal care tasks like dressing or showering and offer medication reminders.
Residents at Legend of Allentown also enjoy participating in any of our life enrichment events or excursions offered daily. You'll find residents learning local history at a presentation, working on creation during an art workshop, singing along to favorite tunes during a live performance, or taking a trip to get some shopping done. We plan daily events and programs to make life more fun, enhance wellness, and create connections with neighbors.
Memory Care at Legend of Allentown
Legend of Allentown doesn't just offer personal care services. Caregivers also provides specialized memory care services in a residence thoughtfully designed to support those living with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia. Our memory care residence offers person-centered interventions in a homelike setting, complete with familiar routines and plenty of ways for residents to stay as independent as possible.
Each associate is specially trained in best practices of dementia care, including the Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care. It's common to see associates singing a favorite song while assisting a resident with a personal care task or pouring a cup of coffee for a resident just the way they like it. These small details make a big difference, and we love getting to know each resident we serve.
Of course, memory care residents at Legend of Allentown enjoy all the perks of maintenance-free living and Legend signature programs, including our innovative Gold Leaf Dining experiences. Family members and other guests are also encouraged to visit at any time.
Legend Is A Part of Senior Life in Lehigh Valley
We love being a part of senior life in Lehigh Valley and offering residents the amenities and services they need to support their independent lifestyle. The residence was designed to enhance wellness, promote independence, encourage a vibrant lifestyle, and build new friendships.
Residents at Legend Senior Living all enjoy access to amenities and services like:
Transportation services to appointments, errands, and scheduled excursions
Housekeeping visits weekly
Around-the-clock support from trained associates
Personalized care plans developed by our clinical team
Vibrant programs, events, and trips
Salon and spa
Onsite movie theater
Visiting professional services, including podiatry, portable x-ray, and therapy services
Senior life in the Lehigh Valley is vibrant and active, thanks partly to the Legend residents who call the residence home. We'd love to invite you to experience what life is like at Legend of Allentown. Contact us to schedule a personalized visit. We can't wait to meet you!
It Happened On 5th Avenue Dec 19, 2023 11:00 AM
Lights, Camera, Action! We’re showing 3 holiday favorites, complete with fresh popcorn and movie snacks. Join us in the comfort of our beautiful theater and get into the holiday spirit!RSVP: Dec 19, 2023 11:00 AM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Dec 12, 2023 11:00 AM
Lights, Camera, Action! We’re showing 3 holiday favorites, complete with fresh popcorn and movie snacks. Join us in the comfort of our beautiful theater and get into the holiday spirit!RSVP: Dec 12, 2023 11:00 AM
Christmas In Connecticut Dec 05, 2023 11:00 AM
Lights, Camera, Action! We’re showing 3 holiday favorites, complete with fresh popcorn and movie snacks. Join us in the comfort of our beautiful theater and get into the holiday spirit!RSVP: Dec 05, 2023 11:00 AM
VA Aid & Attendance Benefits Nov 15, 2023 10:00 AM | Nov 16, 2023 3:00 PM
Most Veterans and their partners are unaware of the Aid & Attendance benefit, which can significantly offset the costs of senior living or home care. Do you know enough about this hidden benefit for yourself or your loved one? We’ve invited a local VA expert to talk more about eligibility, application, and what the benefits actually entail. All are welcome to attend, so invite your spouse and family members as well. RSVP and we will save your seat. Guest Speaker: Tom Applebach; Director, Office of Veterans Affairs, County of Lehigh.
Hot Cider & Doughnuts To Go Oct 30, 2023 12:00-1:00 PM
As the weather gets cooler, let's celebrate Autumn with some hot cider and doughnuts. Just drop in and pick up some to go!
Beware: New Tactics in Online and Phone Scams Oct 19, 2023 2:00 PM
Each year, millions of older Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud or internet scheme. In fact, in 2021, there were 92,371 older victims of fraud resulting in $1.7 billion in losses. Join your friends at Legend of Allentown to learn how to protect your money by understanding the latest scam-busting techniques and how you can spot a scam. RSVP today to save your spot at this very important event. Meet The Expert: Danielle Moore, MPP, Education and Outreach Specialist, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
Drive Thru Ice Cream Social Aug 24, 2023 5:00- 6:00 PM
There’s nothing like ice cream to make any day feel like summer vacation! We invite you to beat the heat with us at Legend of Allentown with our Drive Thru Ice Cream Social. We’ll supply the ice cream cones and plenty of sprinkles, all you need to do is drive up and enjoy your complimentary cone!
Legend Summer Social Jul 19, 2023 4:30- 6:30 PM
Join Legend of Allentown to celebrate baseball as the second half of the season gets into full swing. Join us for ballpark inspired food and drinks in our beautiful courtyard. Show your team spirit and wear your favorite team’s apparel!
How To Live To 100: Life lessons From The Longest Living Jun 21, 2023 2:00 PM
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a centenarian? Longevity and vitality are not solely determined by our genes. The length and quality of our life is significantly influenced by choices we make every day. Join us as we explore the lifestyle habits of those who have enjoyed not only a long lifespan, but a long “healthspan.” Guest Speaker: Meagan L. Grega, MD, FACLM, DIPABLM, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kellyn Foundation
Personal Care Floor Plans
Memory Care Floor Plans
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Personal Care is available for residents in Pennsylvania and designed for those who need assistance with life's daily tasks. Legend Senior Living's personal care residences in PA offer a personalized approach that tailors services to your unique needs, delivering only those you need and desire. You pay only for the services you choose.
Residents benefit from health care services delivered in a satisfying, comfortable environment that encourages individuality, independence, and social interaction. Caring associates are there 24 hours a day to assist with the activities of daily living, including:
- Bathing and dressing
- Medication management
What can I expect from a move to Personal Care?
You may be surprised by the positive impact a move to a Legend Senior Living personal care residence can have on your life. You'll feel your world grow each day as you meet new neighbors and take advantage of opportunities to learn and grow. We focus on meeting all your needs — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual — with the following:
- Gold Leaf Dining – Restaurant-style dining created with your nutrition needs in mind
- Cultural and community events
- Education programs
- Religious services
- Entertaining outings
- Scheduled transportation to appointments
- Housekeeping services
- 24-hour associates and licensed nursing associates
You'll also enjoy a private apartment where you can express your individual tastes. With one and two-bedroom floorplans, you're sure to find the perfect residence for your lifestyle. Each apartment features:
- Kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, sink, and cabinetry
- Spacious bathroom with walk-in shower and photocell night light
- Telephone and cable connections
- Individually controlled heating and air conditioning systems
- Emergency call system with speaker response and water-resistant pendants
How much does Personal Care cost?
Because our services are personalized to fit your needs, Personal Care rates can vary. Please contact us for assistance in determining monthly costs based on your unique situation.
To learn more about monthly rates in your area, find a Legend Senior Living residence, schedule an appointment and visit the residence. We can help you estimate costs and make an informed decision.
In addition, there are several funding solutions you may wish to consider. We encourage you to explore the options fully and would be happy to assist you with that process if needed.
Contact us to learn more about Personal Care options in Pennsylvania for you or your loved one.
What is a Personal Care Residence?
You aren't alone if you are wondering what a personal care residence is. Determining different types of senior living options can take time and effort. Fortunately, associates at any Legend Senior Living residence will walk you through your options and point you in the right direction.
Personal care services offer just the right amount of support or assistance with specific activities of daily living, such as grooming, dressing, bathing, or medication management. These services are offered in an active and vibrant residence with friendly and welcoming neighbors who are always there to save you a seat at the next event or meal.
Is Personal Care Right for You or Your Loved One?
You or your loved one might be a good fit for personal care if you can answer "yes" to any of the following questions:
- Has there been a fall in the past six months?
- Is the older adult lonely or isolated? Do they wish they had more friends nearby?
- Is meal planning and preparation a time and energy-consuming task?
- Has there been significant weight loss or gain over the past 12 months?
- Does the adult find their medication schedule overwhelming, unrealistic, or intimidating?
- Does the person live with chronic pain or a complex medical condition?
- Does the adult worry about what might happen if they have a fall or other emergency alone at home?
- Are home care services no longer providing the person with the assistance they need? Is home care simply too expensive?
At Legend Senior Living, our personal care services are designed to enhance independence, encourage new friendships, and give residents the support they need to live life to the fullest.
What is personal care?
Personal care is a senior living option that offers adults support and assistance with activities of daily living.
What are activities of daily living?
Activities of daily living are activities that we all do in order to manage our personal needs. Activities of daily living include dressing, grooming, toileting, transferring, showering, and eating. Senior living residences asses activities of daily living in order to ensure residents are receiving the best assistance possible.
How is assisted living different from personal care in Pennsylvania?
Once terms used interchangeably, there is now a more clear distinction between assisted living and personal care services in the state of Pennsylvania. Assisted living residences offer more skilled healthcare services while personal care residences focus on providing assistance with personal care tasks.
What factors can increase personal care costs?
Costs vary from residence to residence and can even fluctuate by region of the state. In addition to location, costs can increase or decrease based on services provided, type of floor plan, and amenities available.
Does Medicare cover personal care?
No. Medicare does not cover personal care services. You might be eligible to offset costs with Veterans Aid & Attendance if you or your spouse meet those qualifications.
Are visitors allowed in personal care residences?
Yes! Family members and other visitors are allowed to visit residents in personal care residence.
Living with Alzheimer’s or other memory-related impairments is an intensely personal journey. While the loss of memories can be part of that journey, too many people become disconnected from their lives, loved ones and themselves along the way. At Legend Senior Living®, we strive to reinforce your loved one’s sense of self in our innovative and specially designed memory care apartments. Specially trained associates will leverage years of experience with memory-related impairments to identify where your loved one is on their journey and use that knowledge to meet them at their point of need with caring support and comfort.
Your loved one will experience a unique blend of homelike comfort, innovative care, and experienced personal attention at any Legend memory care residence. Services are tailored to their unique needs, providing the support they need to thrive. Base services include:
- 24-hour, specially trained associates
- Licensed nurse
- Medication assistance
- Tailored therapeutic and recreational experiences
- Individualized service planning
- All meals and snacks, with assistance if needed, through Gold Leaf Dining
- All laundry and housekeeping services
- Family and community support groups
Upon request, additional services can provide personal assistance with:
- Incontinence management
What can I expect moving my loved one to Memory Care?
We’ll engage your loved one in meaningful activities that will lift their spirits, stimulate memories and provide a sense of value, connection, and purpose. Activities are based on your loved one’s unique life experiences combined with therapeutic activities and exercises that preserve sensory skills, mobility, and motor function.
Innovative therapies such as our award-winning Paro Seal program, which combines robotics and bio-feedback technologies to deliver the proven benefits of animal therapy, provide powerful experiences that will help keep your loved one engaged and fulfilled. Plus, they’ll be surrounded by ever-changing interactive vignettes designed to stir memories and interests.
At Legend® Memory Care, your loved one will enjoy an atmosphere designed with all the familiar warmth and comfort of home. Cozy common areas, beautiful outdoor spaces, and fun activity areas provide opportunities for companionship, while well-appointed suites and secluded quiet rooms satisfy the need for privacy and personal space.
Innovative Memory Care
Legend Senior Living offers innovative therapies for senior Memory Care residents, including the use of PARO, an FDA-approved therapeutic robotic seal. PARO combines robotics and bio-feedback technologies to respond to human interaction much like a living animal would.
Research shows that petting and interacting with this biofeedback seal helps reduce stress and depression in people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, providing powerful experiences that soothe residents struggling with anxiety, agitation, wandering, loneliness, and even physical pain. Interaction with a PARO uses neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to adapt by forming new neural pathways, to allow the brain to reconnect old memories and build new ones.
Biofeedback therapy with PARO is only one of many innovative, science-based therapies used at Legend Senior Living, which continues to lead the way in neuroplasticity programming for Memory Care.
Hear a Story, Share a Lifetime.
At Legend Senior Living, we recognize the importance of a life well lived and the value of those experiences. Each resident in our memory care residences have a book containing their life story; capturing significant events, personal interests, and fond memories. While focusing on the complete wellness of residents in our care, associates and residents will periodically revisit their life story, deepening their shared connections. Our approach to care is based on 20 years of our extensive research, experience, and knowledge. You and your family can be sure to find specialized care, comfort, and reassurance in an environment that incorporates care and service with the warmth and comfort of home.
How much does Memory Care cost?
Because our services are personalized to fit each individual’s unique needs, Memory Care rates can vary. We encourage you to contact us for assistance in determining monthly costs based on your loved one’s unique situation.
In addition, there are several funding solutions you may wish to consider. We encourage you to explore the options thoroughly and would be happy to assist you with that process if needed.
How Memory Care Living Is Different From Other Living Options
Memory care living is perhaps the most specialized living option at Legend Senior Living. Memory care residences are designed especially for adults living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. We have created the residence and our programming to meet the challenges that can come with cognitive decline.
What does this mean for you or your loved one? It means that associates work hard to create an environment that feels comfortable and secure so that you or your loved one feels comfortable and secure. It means associates learn best practices in dementia care and tailors our interventions to the preferences of your loved one so that we can help your loved one sleep better, socialize with new friends, and eat nutritious foods based on their own abilities. It also means we will adjust and adapt our interventions as your loved one’s condition evolves.
Is Memory Care a Good Fit for You or Your Loved One?
You or your loved one might be a good fit for memory care living if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
- Is there a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia?
- Is there a history of confusion, including wandering out of the home?
- Are you worried about safety?
While someone living in the very early stage of dementia can manage safety and personal care tasks well, the need for support will increase as the disease progresses. Be sure you find a memory care residence sooner than later so that the senior can be involved with the process and so there is not an emergency situation.
Gold Leaf Dining
Lively conversations, rich aromas and exquisite flavors. At Legend®, dining is an experience that delights all the senses.
Legend’s holistic approach to dining is more than just delicious food. We place the highest priority on the nutrition and hydration that nourishes your body and mind. Nutritious, flavorful dishes served in an inviting, enjoyable atmosphere are important to enhancing wellness and adding wholeness to life.
Expertly planned by dieticians and prepared by our expert Gold Leaf Chefs, meals are an experience you’ll want to savor while catching up with friends and neighbors. Choose from a menu of delicious entrees or order something from our Café Menu in the comfort of the main dining room. Suppose you miss a mealtime or just have a craving, order from our Anytime Dining selections. Even submit your own special recipe. At Legend, you’ll gather around our table and enjoy great food and good company every time you dine with us.
More About Gold Leaf Dining
While all senior living residences offer meals served in a busy dining room, Legend Senior Living’s approach is more than just good food on a plate. We know the value of gathering for a meal, planning the day with friends over a cup of coffee and a stack of pancakes, or catching up with neighbors over an appetizer. At Legend Senior Living, dining is an event to look forward to.
When you visit a senior living residence, it’s important to take a look at the independent or assisted living food menu. Here at Legend, we offer a diverse menu so everyone can find something they love when ordering. You’ll find fresh, seasonal options and comfort foods that are just as good as mom used to make. Most importantly, residents always have a choice of what to enjoy next.
The Social Side of Dining
At Legend Senior Living, we pay close attention to the social well-being of the residents who reside here. After all, studies have demonstrated that feeling connected and supported by peers is an important indicator of physical and mental health. And while residents enjoy events and programs throughout the day, meals are a key time in the daily routine when connection is even easier.
You’ll find residents chatting and laughing around any Legend Senior Living dining room table. We also aim to make dining feel extra special by offering themed meals and live music before, during, or after a special meal.
In short, Legend dining rooms aren’t like other senior living food service companies. No, at Legend Senior Living, residents enjoy a true restaurant-style dining experience that will benefit all aspects of their overall health.
Join us to experience the difference! Contact a residence near you to schedule a visit and a meal. Bon appetit!
Here at Legend Senior Living, we are always searching for ways to meet the needs of the residents who call a Legend Senior Living residence home. Each resident is unique, so we have to get creative to meet their preferences. Our Companion Care Services are just one way we can give residents what they need in a personalized way.
What Are Companion Care Services?
Sometimes, you may need an extra hand or a friendly ear. Our Companion Services provide personal assistance with a wide range of tasks or simply the company of someone who cares to promote independence and free up time for family or caregivers.
Our Companion Care Services can include:
- Socialization and support
- Encouraging participation in activities
- Helping with correspondence
- Reading, visiting
- Sharing interests and talents
- Participating in hobbies and crafts
- Aiding in personal shopping
- Escorting for family dinners or social events
- Additional housekeeping
- Information source
- Additional assistance with personal care
- Range of motion exercises
- Assistance with walking and transfers
- Assistance with morning/nighttime routines
Our senior care companion services can also provide friendly visits for a few hours, offering residents the opportunity to receive one-on-one attention, a familiar face, and a listening ear.
Offering More Than Traditional Senior Companion Services
At Legend, we don't offer services that simply meet expectations or are the senior living norm. Instead, we find ways to create more personalized services tailored to each resident's individual preferences.
Our Companion Services are designed to offer that friendly and consistent check-in when residents need it and prefer it most. It's common to find a Legend associate stopping by for a cup of coffee and morning task assistance for a resident who is a self-proclaimed "early bird" who likes to get their day started with purpose. You can also find associates picking up a shopping list from a resident who prefers to get their groceries on Wednesdays, and the associate will already know their favorite brands and snacks.
Personal touches mean everything, and our Companion Services meet your expectations.
Learn More About Legend Senior Living
At Legend Senior Living, we understand that the best connections between residents and associates happen over a shared experience. Our Life Enrichment programs are designed to provide the opportunity for you to enjoy any event, program, trip, or another opportunity during your day - you make the call about what comes next.
Benefits of Activity Programs for Seniors
Older adults are at an increased risk of isolation and feelings of loneliness due to shrinking social circles, lack of transportation, and mobility challenges. Fortunately, choosing senior living at a Legend Senior Living residence can decrease isolation and increase connection with new neighbors and friends.
We know that residents can benefit from consistent connections with neighbors because we see it daily in the residences. However, research has also demonstrated that senior enrichment programs and senior care activities have positive health outcomes, including:
- Decreased rates of depression and anxiety
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Decreased risk of obesity
- Increased immune system response
- Decreased rate of cognitive decline
A busy social calendar has many mental and physical health benefits!
What to Expect From Legend’s Life Enrichment Programs
Whether you’d rather relax or fill your days with fun and rewarding activities, life at Legend® offers options perfectly suited to your unique style of living. You’ll feel your world grow every day as you meet neighbors and take advantage of opportunities to learn, grow and indulge your interests. Choose from a variety of fun and enriching activities planned by our dedicated Life Enrichment Directors, including:
- Group games
- Arts and crafts
- Musical entertainment
- Cultural events
- Group outings
- Educational sessions
In addition, chapel services, Bible studies, and transportation to local worship services also provide spiritual guidance and promote growth.
We’re constantly innovating to provide new programs, practices, and services to enrich your life and enhance your health and well-being every day.
You’ll find a vibrant and active event calendar in all Legend Senior Living residences, all tailored to the interests of the residents. While our activities for seniors in assisted living, independent living, and memory care vary a bit, it’s common to find events and programs like:
- Art workshops, like pottery making or photography
- Cooking demonstrations and tastings
- Trips to local shopping and dining destinations, museums, and nature preserves
- Walking clubs
- Fitness classes like yoga, tai chi, and group exercise
- Reminiscing and trivia
- Live concerts from local musicians
- Lectures about local history, health topics, and more
- Happy hour socials
Life is busy here but in the best way possible! We’d love to invite you to any residence near you to attend an event to see for yourself. Schedule your time today.
Wellness at Legend Senior Living® is more than just a program that encourages healthy living for seniors. Designed to enhance the overall health and well-being of the residents we serve, resident wellness at any Legend® residence is our daily focus.
Our Approach to Wellness for Seniors
We care for the entire person - mind, spirit, and body. Socialization, physical activity, spiritual and emotional support, medication management, nutritional counseling, and assistance with activities of daily living are all addressed individually for each resident, and support is provided for their family.
We customize our services and meet each resident and their families at their point of need with care and service plans designed especially for their needs. Our Healthcare associates monitors each resident's progress daily and adjusts the plan and service delivery approach as needed. Resident and family communication and counseling meetings are conducted regularly to ensure that all are confident and secure in their knowledge of the individual care plan, while nurses act as a liaison with the resident's primary physician to coordinate medical care and integrate their instructions into the resident's tailored service plan.
Legend offers a variety of programs designed to enhance the well-being of the residents. Fitness and exercise programs offer chair aerobics, walking clubs, and fitness classes designed to enhance balance, ease arthritis pain, and more. Our Companion Services provide personal companionship and assistance with tasks, delivering caring support and a friendly ear when needed.
Because at Legend, wellness extends far beyond the physical. It's a priority that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit equally and leads to a more fulfilling lifestyle.
Great Care Plus Attention to Holistic Wellness
At Legend Senior Living residences, associates, caregivers and nurses work hard to ensure we provide outstanding support, assistance, and care to residents who need it. And while we are exceedingly proud of that care, we are even more proud of the caregiving associates for paying attention to the overall wellness of everyone we serve.
Many health and wellness programs for seniors at other senior living residences aren't focused on residents' physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. At Legend Senior Living, caregivers and other associates get to know residents so that they can notice when something seems different. We want to catch problems before they become a medical crisis and ensure residents have access to the resources they need to feel their best all the time.