Legend at Jefferson’s Garden Achieves Third Consecutive Deficiency-Free Survey

March 25th, 2019 | Press Releases

This is the 12th zero deficiency survey in a row for Legend Senior Living Oklahoma communities.


Legend at Jefferson’s Garden has achieved a deficiency-free survey from the Oklahoma Department of Health (ODH). It has been a Legend Senior Living® residence since 2009 and has achieved this rating three years in a row.

All eight Oklahoma licensed Legend assisted living and assisted living/memory care residences achieved zero deficiencies in their 2018 annual re-licensure surveys. This makes the 12th zero deficiency survey in a row for Legend residences in Oklahoma.

Residence Director Shekita Gray said achieving this goal is testament to every associate’s passion and commitment to providing the best possible care. “The entire Jefferson’s Garden team deserves the credit; one person can’t make it happen. It takes caring and commitment each day,” she said. “Each day we make sure all systems and processes are in place. For the residents it means peace of mind, quality of care, and safety.”

Legend at Jefferson’s Garden is owned and operated by Legend Senior Living, which is a privately held senior housing and services company based in Wichita, Kansas. The company is a family-owned business with a proven track record of serving seniors for nearly 30 years

“Legend Senior Living is a great place to work; this allows us to have great associates who deliver great care,” said Theresa Viscardis, Vice President of Operations for Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. “I’ve been in healthcare operations for 27 years, and all that time, I’ve never worked for an organization with higher standards,” she said.

Each senior living residence in the state must pass an unannounced, annual re-licensure survey by the ODH. “It takes constant attention to processes and procedures,” Gray said. “The monitoring of Quality Assurance along with other tools in place to gather information helps determine if a system is broken.”

The survey measures residence rights compliance, compliance with hiring processes, background checks – including criminal history and citizenship – and training (abuse, neglect misappropriation of funds). The inspection includes sanitation, dining and kitchen facilities, clinical care negotiated service agreements, cleanliness of living quarters, delivery of care, and physical asset management to assure a homelike and safe environment.