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    The Legacy Senior Communities’ Campuses Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Providing Top Quality Care

    For 60 years, The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc. has been providing exceptional services for seniors and their families. That track record was recently acknowledged when The Legacy Willow Bend in Plano and The Legacy Preston Hollow in Dallas received five-star ratings by U.S. News & World Report which landed them on the list of the best nursing homes in the country for 2014. The recognition highlights the organization’s dedication to the residents and families the communities serve every day.

    “Our communities are not-for-profit, and we are motivated by serving seniors and their families,” said Michael Ellentuck, President and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities. “This recognition is a confirmation of the staff’s experience and commitment. I am proud to be part of an organization with such dedicated people who truly make a difference.”

    The U.S. News and World Report’s distinguished list of the top nursing homes in the United States is determined by a review of community scores given by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Only 3,800 made the cut out of the nearly 16,000 nursing homes evaluated. The three main categories considered are based on a five-star rating system including health inspections, nurse staffing and quality measures. To be on the list, the community must earn an overall five-star rating, which both The Legacy Willow Bend and The Legacy Preston Hollow achieved.

    “Earning these ratings is a reflection of the quality of care and service provided by staff members, and it’s also a celebration of the Jewish community. The support our organization receives is tremendous,” said Ellentuck. “We’re an important resource for those in need. The fundraising efforts and generosity shown by the Jewish community enables us to provide a high level of care without ever having to turn people away due to financial issues. We ensure the circle of life remains complete.”

    Ellentuck has been leading The Legacy Senior Communities for 13 years, and personally has dedicated 40 years to the senior housing industry. With 8,000 baby boomers hitting age 65 each day, Ellentuck makes sure The Legacy Senior Communities’ staff members are focused on directly involving family members, and they deliver the best customer service possible. As an organization, including both campuses and The Legacy at Home – a home health care option for seniors in the Greater Dallas area, they served more than 2,000 families last year.

    The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc. is the parent company of The Legacy Willow Bend, The Legacy Preston Hollow and The Legacy at Home.

    The Legacy Preston Hollow, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, faith-based senior living residence that offers a continuum of care allowing residents to stay in place with assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and long term care. Built in 2001, the community features 41 assisted living apartments, 113 skilled nursing beds and a state-of-the-art Medicare unit. The Legacy Preston Hollow is the Dallas Home for the Jewish Aged and a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. The community is family service-oriented and open to people of all faiths. For questions regarding admissions, please call (214) 363-5100 or visit www.thelegacyPH.org.

    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.

    The Legacy at Home is a home health care option for seniors in the Greater Dallas area that brings an experienced team of professionals to the home to continue recovery from an illness, injury or surgery. The skilled team of nurses, therapists, dieticians, and medical social workers offers coordinated services to ensure each person’s transition is seamless.
    The Medicare certified, Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) accredited, comprehensive home health agency that began serving families in July of 2011, recently received accreditation from the National Institute for Jewish Hospice (NIJH) as the only Jewish-sponsored home health care agency in the United States.

    The Legacy at Home provides Private Duty Services and Personal Care Services. The Private Duty Services include private duty nurses who provide wound care, medication management, and diabetic care IV therapy. Physical, occupational, speech therapy and respiratory therapy is also available. The Personal Care Services offer certified nurses’ aides and personal assistants for assistance with activities of daily living, respite care, and companion services.

    Please call 972-244-7700 or visit legacyathome.org for more information.
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