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    There was a feeling of accomplishment and celebration in the air as The Legacy Willow Bend recently welcomed board members and area health care professionals to an open house commemorating the five year anniversary of the Healthcare Center. The Healthcare Center provides comprehensive nursing and rehabilitative services to those who live at The Legacy Willow Bend and to the larger surrounding community. Since opening, the center has helped more than 2,000 North Texans recover from surgery or injury and obtain the nursing care they need.

    “When I think of all the people we have assisted over the years, it is truly amazing,” said Pam Duhon, administrator, The Legacy Willow Bend Healthcare Center. “We are proud of the services we provide, and we strive to give patients the ability to reach their highest level of independence. We look forward to making a difference in even more lives in the years ahead.”
    The Healthcare Center has changed over the years to better serve the patients. The Healthcare Center is split into three distinct neighborhoods with a total of 60 oversized suites. Attendees toured the physical therapy room, individual rooms and recent renovations in the three living areas.

    “We were excited to open our doors to give health care professionals an inside look at our rehabilitation and skilled nursing accommodations,” said Marilyn Israel, executive director of The Legacy Willow Bend. “Two years ago, we enlarged the space for rehab services and added beautiful artwork. We want our patients to feel comfortable and at home when they are with us for short term or long term stays.”

    “I am thrilled that we have made such a tremendous impact on the community at large by serving 2,000 patients,” said Brian Barnes, chief operating officer for The Legacy Senior Communities. “We enjoy having health care professionals take a tour of our Healthcare Center. We are here to help their patients, and our staff is trained to improve the patients’ quality of life while they stay with us.”

    The Legacy Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community, is situated on a 28-acre site at Spring Creek Parkway between Preston Road and Ohio Drive. The Legacy Willow Bend offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site. The community features 103 independent living apartment homes, 12 custom independent living villas, 40 assisted living apartment homes, 18 memory support suites, and 60 private skilled healthcare suites.

    The Legacy Willow Bend is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit retirement community owned by parent company, The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc. The Legacy Willow Bend, the only Jewish-sponsored life care retirement community in Texas, is open to people of all faiths. For information, call (972) 468-6208, or visit www.thelegacyWB.org.
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