Ridgecrest

Starting at $4,990

 

From the floor-to-ceiling windows in the grand lobby to the outdoor patio and fireplace, Ridgecrest was designed to give you a life of adventure. Here, your days can be full of new opportunities, favorite pastimes, and good friends. Residents at Ridgecrest enjoy everything their maintenance-free lifestyle offers, spending their days doing exactly what they want and capping it off with drinks with friends in the cocktail lounge.

Welcome home to Ridgecrest, where contemporary senior living and personalized support are ready for you.

 

Active Senior Living in McCandless, PA

Residents at Ridgecrest can approach their day with ambition. You can skip your usual chores (we’ll take care of it) and instead meet friends for breakfast, check out a new museum, or visit one of the nearby shops, parks, and restaurants. Or stay on-site and enjoy the fresh outdoors, complete with a patio and fireplace, bocce ball court, and putting green. Or take a dip in the indoor heated pool. 

As your needs change, we can change with you, offering the right level of care wherever you are to maintain your independence. Our team of professional caregivers is there to provide support when you need it, tailored to your needs and preferences. Rest assured, any support you need will be delivered with dignity and privacy. 

 

McCandless Memory Care

For those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, the right memory care setting can make all the difference when it comes to overall health and wellness. Memory Care is based on Legend’s approach to deliver noticeable results at Ridgecrest. Our evidence-based therapies improve quality of life, slow cognitive decline, and enhance memory functioning. 

Our philosophy is based on the Best Friends® Approach to Dementia Care, putting resident needs, history, and life story at the center of every interaction. 

We combine comfortable routines with multisensory therapeutic interventions, all customized to each resident’s needs and history. Caregivers are specially trained in the best dementia care practices and receive ongoing education to stay updated with the latest research. 

For those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, the right memory care setting can make all the difference when it comes to overall health and wellness. Ridgecrest’s memory care 

 

 Your Next Adventure Awaits at Ridgecrest!

Ridgecrest provides a lifestyle suited to residents seeking active, maintenance-free, and vibrant days. Enjoy amenities and services, including:

  • Anytime dining with chef-prepared, seasonal selections
  • Vibrant Life Enrichment calendar featuring daily activities, events, workshops, and excursions
  • On-site cocktail lounge, putting green, bocce ball court, and billiards room
  • Indoor pool, covered patio with fireplace, and landscaped outdoor retreats 
  • Personalized care and support customized to your preferences and needs
  • Spacious private apartments with a variety of senior-friendly floor plans to support your independence, each with a kitchen kitchenette, curbless shower, and individually controlled heating & air conditioning
  • Great Room
  • Dining Room
  • Bistro
  • Library and Living Room
  • Library
  • Activity Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Heated Pool
  • Salon
  • Apartment Bedroom
  • Covered Patio with Fireplace
  • Courtyard

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Floor Plans

Personal Care Floor Plans

Redbud | Studio
Redbud | Studio
Oak | 1-Bedroom
Oak | 1-Bedroom
Dogwood | 1-Bedroom
Dogwood | 1-Bedroom
Birch | 1-Bedroom
Birch | 1-Bedroom
Maple | 1-Bedroom
Maple | 1-Bedroom
Ash | 1-Bedroom
Ash | 1-Bedroom
Elm | 1-Bedroom
Elm | 1-Bedroom
Walnut | 1-Bedroom
Walnut | 1-Bedroom
Pine | 1-Bedroom
Pine | 1-Bedroom
Hemlock | 1-Bedroom
Hemlock | 1-Bedroom
Hickory | 2-Bedroom
Hickory | 2-Bedroom
Cypress | 2-Bedroom
Cypress | 2-Bedroom
Sycamore | 2-Bedroom
Sycamore | 2-Bedroom
Spruce | 2-Bedroom
Spruce | 2-Bedroom

Memory Care Floor Plans

Studio | 1-Bedroom
Studio | 1-Bedroom
The fun, social environment of a Legend Personal Care residence makes living easy.

Personal Care


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

- Mobility

- Medication management

 


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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

 

Pamper yourself at our salon, enjoy the company of good friends -- it's all right at your doorstep!Our staff makes sure that you don't have to lift a finger -- unless, of course, you prefer to do it yourself!

 

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.


 

FAQ

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. 

 
Enjoy award-winning care, innovative therapies and more in our Memory Care residences.

Memory Care

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:

- Bathing

- Dressing

- Hygiene

- 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.

 

 

Our award-winning ParoSEAL program is working wonders with residents every day!Our trained and experienced staff get to know each resident, building trusted relationships that last.

 

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.

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 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.

 
Respite Care is the perfect option for a caregiver break or short-term rehabilitation.

Respite Care

Respite Care delivers the perfect combination of flexibility and quality services for those requiring short-term rehabilitation or for family members or caregivers who need a helpful break. It also provides an opportunity to experience life at Legend® firsthand, allowing you to get a feel for the lifestyle before making a decision. As a Respite Care provider, our Legend Senior Living residences are dedicated to offering an exceptional experience for residents and peace of mind for their loved ones.

As a Respite Care resident, you will live in a furnished or unfurnished apartment for as short a time as you may need, from a few weeks or longer. You'll enjoy customized services, delicious and nutritious meals, scheduled transportation, and more.

Caring associates are on duty 24 hours a day to assist with the activities of daily living, including:

- Bathing and dressing

- Mobility

- Medication management

Residents benefit from health care services delivered in a satisfying, comfortable environment that encourages individuality, independence, and social interaction.

 

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Enjoy our peaceful, soothing environment while you're here.Our Respite Care residents enjoy all the same amenities our full-time residents enjoy.

 

What can I expect from a Respite Care experience?

At Legend®, Respite Care residents enjoy the same caring attention and quality services other residents receive every day. You’ll enjoy a wide range of services, including:

- Gold Leaf Dining – Restaurant-style dining created with your nutrition needs in mind

- Cultural and residence events

- Education programs and religious services

- Entertaining outings

- Scheduled transportation to appointments

- Housekeeping services

- 24-hour associates and licensed nursing associates

 

You’ll also enjoy a comfortable, private apartment that 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 Respite Care cost?

Depending on the services you require and the duration of your stay, Respite Care rates can vary. We encourage you to contact us for assistance in determining costs based on your unique situation.

To learn more about Respite Care availability and 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.

Wellness isn't a program at Legend. It's at the core of everything we do.

Wellness

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.

 

 

Keeping you well is an important part of everything we do.Staying healthy, both mentally and physically, means you can enjoy life with those you love.

 

 

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.

 

There's always something fun and interesting to do at Legend Senior Living.

Life Enrichment

 

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.

No matter what you love to do, you'll find many new friends who share your interests.Our residents enjoy a wide range of activities and interests.

 

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.

Companion Services provide company, assistance and more.

Companion Services

 

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.

 

With Companion Services, you'll always have someone to talk to, to help and to count on while you enjoy the Legend lifestyle.Just ask, and we'll help you add Companion Services to your list of Tailored Services.

 

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

We would love to tell you more about the services that make life at Legend Senior Living a lot sweeter. Contact us to schedule your personalized visit today.

Dining at Legend Senior Living is a delicious experience.

Gold Leaf Dining

Lively conversations, rich aromas and exquisite flavors. At Legend®, dining is an experience that delights all the senses.


Our team of Gold Leaf Chefs painstakingly ensure that every meal is perfect.Enjoy delectable selections from our ever-changing menu.

 

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.

 

Our Menu

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!