Legend of McKinney

 

Living at Legend® of McKinney, you’ll enjoy days filled with social opportunities, engaging outings and educational endeavors, great dining, and opportunities to meet new people and build lasting relationships. Life will be comfortable in your private apartment complete with a fully-equipped kitchenette, ample closets for your personal items, and individual temperature controls.

The environment inside Legend of McKinney is purposefully designed to offer a variety of experiences centered around building community and supporting each person’s independence. You’ll discover casual dining or coffee in The Bistro, great books in the library, full-length films in the Oscars Theater, as well as crafts and activity rooms. The Harmony Day Spa offers a therapeutic and relaxing whirlpool and hair salon. With your privacy in mind, we’ve created a Personal Care Suite where you can consult with our health care team in a comfortable private setting.

 

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Look at What’s Waiting for You

This two-story community features distinctive one- and two-bedroom apartments and is full of inviting social spaces and personalized touches, designed with you in mind. Each apartment offers you privacy and the ability to make uniquely your own. Relax, socialize and enjoy the beautiful courtyard and outdoor spaces.

Conveniently located near historic downtown McKinney which offers fun restaurants and shopping. We are also just minutes from the beautiful Adriatica Village that has fun and unique retail and restaurant choices. The Medical Center of McKinney and Baylor Hospital are just minutes away. We offer assisted living and memory care in a friendly, comfortable setting.

 

 

 

ALF# 307004


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  • Front Drive View
  • Front Enterance
  • Great Room
  • Piano
  • Post office and sitting area
  • Bistro
  • Dining room
  • Private Dining Room
  • Bed Room
  • Living Room
  • Bed Room
  • Game Room
  • Full Game Room
  • Country Kitchen
  • Movie Theater
  • Library
  • Dining Room
  • Eldergrow Garden
  • Bed Room

Press Releases

Legend Senior Living Named Great Place to Work® For 2020/2021 – Its Third Consecutive Year 07 Dec 2020

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Community Awards

Community Events

  • Classic Cinema: Blue Miracle 13 Oct 2021 1:30pm

    Join us at Waddill Street Baptist Church for a showing of Blue Miracle. Enjoy the inspiring true story about a cash-strapped orphanage in Mexico and their battle to survive the aftermath of Hurricane Odile. Complimentary concession snacks and beverages will be provided. Feature Film: Blue Miracle

    Yes, save me a seat
  • Country Hoedown 16 Sep 2021 4:30-5:30pm

    Join us for an old-fashioned country hoedown! Saddle up and mosey on over for some good ‘ol Texas fun and food. Enjoy all your favorite classic country songs performed by Cowboy Bob. DINNER WILL INCLUDE: Fried Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Fruit Parfait

  • Luau In Paradise 20 Aug 2021 4:00-5:00pm

    Aloha! We invite you to join us at Legend of McKinney to celebrate summer at a Hawaiian Luau! Enjoy live entertainment from Grace Hula Dance Company as you relish authentic Hawaiian cuisine.

  • Protecting Seniors From Identity Theft 13 Aug 2021 10:00-11:00 AM

    While identity theft and fraud can strike people of all ages, senior citizens may be particularly vulnerable, for several reasons. Enjoy light refreshments as you learn not only about current scams, but also the tricks historically used to target seniors. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones!

  • Is Your Loved One Ready For Memory Care? 28 Jul 2021 2:00-3:00pm

    Join Dr. Sandra Petersen, DNP, as she talks to us about the benefits of memory care communities and how the specialized environment could decrease anxiety and lead to a better quality of life. She’ll also talk more about the cognitive decline process so that you and your loved ones can plan confidently for the future and advocate for the needs of your loved one.

  • Caregiver Health 22 Jul 2021 10:30-11:30am

    Over time the effects of stress and fatigue of caregiving can have a huge effect on overall well-being and health. Join us for a discussion on caregiver concerns and ways to conquer the stress that can sometimes come along with it. Enjoy light refreshments and healthy snacks.

  • Music and Munchies 25 Jun 2021 11:30am-12:30pm

    Join us for some toe tapping music with Mike Frankel as he entertains us with his many talents. BBQ Sandwiches, Homemade Potato Chips, Coleslaw, Brownie with Ice Cream.

  • Grillin' with Dad 19 Jun 2021 11:30am-12:30pm

    You are invited to join Legend of McKinney for an oldfashioned cookout! Enjoy a variety of traditional favorites from the grill as you relax with family and friends. On the Menu: Ribs, Potato Salad, Beans, Peach Cobbler with Ice Cream.

  • Wrap Your Brain Around Neuroplasticity 19 May 2021 7:00pm

    Join us as we learn from Dr. Sandra Petersen about how neuroplasticity works and what it means for cognitive decline and healthy aging. You’ll learn ways to make neuroplasticity a part of your routine and what benefits to look for.

Community Virtual Events

  • How Nature & Gardening Heals 18 May 2021 1:00 PM

    In this engaging online presentation, learn how nature plays an important role in our daily lives. Orla Concannon, Founder and CEO of Eldergrow, will explain the different kinds of nature interventions that have been used to treat and alleviate common health issues including cancer, dementia, and depression.

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  • Benefits Of Gardening 29 Apr 2021 1:00 PM

    Gardening is an excellent way to experience nature firsthand, and older adults can benefit from the activity in multiple ways. No matter if you consider yourself to have a Green Thumb or not, you can be successful in the garden if you know the right tips, have the right tools and learn from the right teacher.

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  • Benefits of Gardening 29 Apr 2021 1:00 PM

    Spring has sprung, which means we are all ready to get outside and experience the warm sun on our skin and breathe some fresh air. Gardening is an excellent way to experience nature firsthand, and older adults can benefit from the activity in multiple ways.

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  • Changes to Medicare in 2021 28 Apr 2021 11:00 AM

    Everything is bound to change, but changes can feel even more overwhelming or frustrating when it comes to Medicare and the complicated world of healthcare insurance. The good news is that you can empower yourself and make your best decisions when you keep up with the big and small changes that affect your Medicare.

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  • Supportive Care to Help You Through the Pandemic 26 Apr 2021 1:00 PM

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every part of our daily and weekly lives. It’s been difficult, certainly, as all of us have had to adapt to new regulations, recommendations, and rules that seem to change monthly. Unfortunately, older adults have endured the brunt of precautionary measures, leaving many feeling lonely and disconnected.

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  • New Changes to VA Aid and Attendance 19 Apr 2021 1:00 PM

    If you or your loved one is a Veteran or the spouse of a Veteran, you already know that it can sometimes feel overwhelming trying to navigate VA benefits. Fortunately, knowing more about your VA benefits becomes a lot easier if you have the right information from experts in the field.

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  • Safeguarding Your Home As You Age 13 Apr 2021 10:00 AM

    With one in every four seniors falling annually, it is no wonder that falls and accidents are quickly becoming a public health concern for older adults living at home. Fortunately, clearing out clutter and making wise adjustments to other parts of the house can prevent many falls in the home.

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  • Living History: Residents Share Their Memoirs 09 Apr 2021 11:00 AM

    Join us as a few of our Resident Ambassadors detail their life experiences and share a few pages from their memoirs. They will share how their past has shaped who they are - and what the world is - today.

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  • Music Can Unlock the Door of Dementia 08 Apr 2021 2:00 PM

    Have you ever heard a song that reminds you of your high school years? Or, perhaps you can smell your grandma’s cookies baking in the oven any time you hear a specific bluegrass tune that she loved? Music is special in that way - it taps into memories and other parts of the brain that can transport us to memories or new places.

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  • Health Starts in the Kitchen 06 Apr 2021 10:00 AM

    As we age and our kids move out of the home, we can find ourselves suddenly cooking for just one person or two people instead of a table-full. If you aren’t quite sure how to cook for a smaller number, you aren’t alone. Many older adults end up frustrated as they struggle to find the right recipe ingredients and portion sizes for themselves. This can often lead to serious nutritional challenges like eating less often or choosing a processed option over fresh.

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  • Wicked Weather 01 Apr 2021 4:30 PM

    Texas weather is unpredictable, and severe weather conditions are common throughout the year. While the rest of us are (safely) taking shelter in our basements, Roy Ponder is researching to keep us safe and predict the next weather pattern.

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  • State of The Pandemic 30 Mar 2021 11:30 AM

    It’s been over one year since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and while we have made great strides, there is still a long road ahead. Join us as we cover what’s been happening the past 10 months, as well as updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Social Seniors 30 Mar 2021 2:30 PM

    Keeping up with annual preventative medical care, exercising regularly, and eating a diet packed with vegetables are all excellent ways to stay healthy as you age. However, most people don’t know that there’s another crucial part of the healthy aging puzzle: friendships and peer support.

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  • Is it Alzheimer's or Dementia? 26 Mar 2021 2:00 PM

    Even though you likely know someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, it is not a normal part of aging. Fortunately, you can arm yourself with education so that you can better advocate for yourself and others when it comes to cognitive decline.

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  • Fitness with Sean 25 Mar 2021 12:30 PM

    Exercise isn’t just to lose a few pounds or build muscle. Instead, all types of movement provide benefits ranging from boosted mood to an increased immune response to the opportunity to socialize with others.

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  • Active Aging During the Time of COVID-19 24 Mar 2021 10:00 AM

    The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging every aspect of our society. While we do not know what our “next normal” will be, we know that how we respond to this crisis today could help us move forward and prepare to navigate whatever “normal” becomes.

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  • Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia 22 Mar 2021 12:00 PM

    Even though you likely know someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, it is not a normal part of aging. Fortunately, you can arm yourself with education so that you can better advocate for yourself and others when it comes to cognitive decline.

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  • Using a Vision Board to Meet Your Goals 17 Mar 2021 11:30 AM

    It’s never too late to set goals for your life, business, or relationships. No matter if you consider yourself a planner or goal-setter or not, a vision board can be the perfect tool to breathe life into your future goals. Join us as we learn helpful tips for narrowing down and naming our goals. We’ll also discover techniques for creating and using a vision board to stay focused on our short and long-term goals.

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  • Keeping the Aging Brain Healthy: Boosting Memory & Lowering Risk of Dementia 16 Mar 2021 10:00 AM

    Does the idea of losing your memory keep you up at night? Dementia is not a typical sign of aging, and there are things you can start doing today to decrease your risk of developing cognitive decline. Your diet, stress levels, and sleep quality can all contribute to a brain that isn’t functioning as well as it could.

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  • Isolation and Its Effect on Dementia 11 Mar 2021 12:00 PM

    COVID-19 has drastically altered life for all of us. However, due to an increased risk of severe complications, the pandemic has especially impacted seniors. Most seniors have chosen to change their regular habits, including limiting their social opportunities, to minimize their risk of being exposed to COVID-19. For someone living with dementia, the world may already become smaller just due to the impact of the disease. Isolation can make it much worse.

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  • 5 Ways to Care for Your Brain During COVID-19 09 Mar 2021 10:00 AM

    Discover how to be the boss of your brain and maximize its potential even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Want to make your brain more productive? Want to feel better emotionally and mentally? If you said yes, you need to start being the boss of your brain. Learn the latest scientific research about brain activity and how to care for it effectively and simply.

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  • Harness the Power of Your Brain 03 Mar 2021 10:00 AM

    We all know the importance of physical and emotional health, but we often forget to practice a lifestyle that supports our brain with all the talk of exercise and healthy habits. The brain is one of the most important parts of our body, and we have the power to preserve and defend the connections it creates.

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Assisted Living Floor Plans

  • Daisy | One Bedroom
  • Lily | One Bedroom
  • Primrose | One Bedroom
  • Bluebonnet | One Bedroom
  • Poppy | One Bedroom
  • Lantana | One Bedroom
  • Sunflower | Two Bedroom

Memory Care Floor Plans

  • Suite
  • Deluxe Suite

Instructions

To view various areas of our community, simply use the menu on the right-hand side of the screen to select new rooms and areas to explore. Click on larger arrows to move around for a different perspective, or use the (+) and (–) at the bottom right to zoom in or expand your view.

For more views, expand the virtual tour to full-screen. The expand button is in the top right corner of the Virtual Tour screen.

Use the key to select individual rooms you wish to view. Not all rooms designated in the key are visible at every residence’s virtual tour.

Exterior

EXT

Front Lobby

LOB

Living Room

LVR

Bistro

BST

Private Dining Room

PDR

Courtyard

CYD

Patio

PTO

Sitting Area

STA

Salon

SLN

Country Kitchen

CKN

Memory Care Activity

MCA

Library

LBY

Apartment

APT

Bedroom

BDR

Bathroom

BTH

Spa

SPA

Dining Room

DIN

Activity Room

ACT

Memory Care Living Room

MCL

Memory Care Dining Room

MCD

Memory Care Kitchen

MCK

Memory Care Apartment

MCA

Theater

THR

Post Office

POF

Chapel

CHP

Front Door

FDR

Common Area

CMN

Memory Care Common Area

MCC

Memory Care Kitchen

KIT

Fitness Room

FIT

Laundry Room

LDY

Garden

GRD

 

Or better yet, fill out the contact form above to arrange a personal tour! You’ll want to appreciate every detail!

Enjoy great company, great food and the services you need to stay independent.

Assisted Living

Designed for those who need assistance with life’s daily tasks, Assisted Living at Legend® offers 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 Assisted Living?

You may be surprised by the positive impact a move to a Legend community 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 and spiritual — with:

  • 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 staff 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

 

Our trained, friendly and compassionate staff are here to help you live life to the fullest.At a Legend Assisted Living community, there's always someone nearby to help when you need it.

 

How much does Assisted Living cost?

Because our services are personalized to fit your needs, Assisted Living rates can vary. We encourage you to 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 community, schedule an appointment and visit the community. 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 fully explore the options, and would be happy to assist you with that process, if needed.

 

Contact us to learn more about Assisted Living options for you or your loved one.

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 one 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. 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. Services are tailored to their unique needs, providing the support they need to thrive. Base services include:

  • 24-hour, specially trained staff
  • 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

 

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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, and 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 with ever-changing interactive vignettes designed to stir memories and interests.

At Legend® Memory Care, your loved one will also 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 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 communities has a book containing their own 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 community, schedule an appointment and visit the community. 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 fully explore the options, and would be happy to assist you with that process, if needed.


Contact us to learn more about Memory Care options for your loved one.

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 team of 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. If 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.

Companion Services provide company, assistance and more.

Companion Services

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.

 

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.

Companions 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 dinner 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

They can also provide companionship for a few hours, offering friendly, supportive company and someone to talk to.

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

Life Enrichment

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.

 

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 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.

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. Designed to enhance the overall health and well-being of the residents, resident wellness at a 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.

 

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 personal point of need with care and service plans designed especially for their needs. Our Healthcare staff 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 our 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 our residents. Fitness and exercise programs offer activities such as 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.