Legacy Place Cottages is a safe and nurturing home for aging Witnesses who may not be able to live independently, but still desire to remain true to their faith. Living at a personal care community like Legacy Place Cottages allows them to receive the care they need and pursue the lifestyle they desire.
"Living at Legacy is a glimpse into Jehovah’s new world, without sickness or suffering."
Personal Care is used to describe an option for seniors who cannot, or choose not, to live on their own. Residents in personal care communities are often healthy, active, somewhat independent, and may only require some oversight and assistance. They may need help with medications and daily living activities, such as bathing, grooming, eating, dressing, and toileting. Personal care communities also offer nutritious meals, programmed activities, and housekeeping. Personal care communities do not typically have nurses on staff or provide on-going medical attention to residents. Residents can receive rehabilitation services much like they would if they were discharged from a hospital back to their home. Outside agencies like skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy can come to the community on an as-needed basis.
We are licensed to have 30 residents in our Personal Care building. The “small house model of care” allows both privacy and community as part of a large family.
Legacy Place offers a specialized memory care community for individuals with cognitive impairments like Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Residents living in our secure dementia unit require more supervision and care. Our caring professionals provide assistance with the same daily living activities as those provided to residents living in Personal Care, but in a way that is more specific to their memory needs. Personal care communities do not typically have nurses on staff or provide on-going medical attention to residents. Residents can receive rehabilitation services much like they would if they were discharged from a hospital back to their home. Outside agencies like skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy can come to the community on an as-needed basis.
We are licensed to have 16 residents in Memory Care. By caring for a smaller number of residents, our staff is able to provide more one-on-one care.
As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Legacy is governed by a Board of Directors. Our board members are volunteers and are all Jehovah’s Witnesses. They have a deep commitment to providing for older friends in a spiritually rich environment.
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Legacy Place Cottages has a management team in place to oversee daily operations. This team is led by our Executive Director, Meghan Dunton. She is assisted by her husband Kyle Dunton. Meghan and Kyle and their family attend the Macungie, PA congregation and provide strong spiritual support and understanding while meeting and exceeding all state requirements for resident care. Our Executive Director has completed the state required 100 hour training course, an orientation program, passed a department approved competency test, and completes 24 hours of additional training on an annual basis. Our upper management team also consists of two Resident Care Coordinators, who between them, have passed the Department’s Medication Trainer Course and CPR/First Aid Trainer Course. Both of our Resident Care Coordinators have many years of experience working in Personal Care/Memory Care.
There are caregivers in our home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All caregivers, CNAs, and med techs receive training before beginning employment, and monthly and annual training from then on. Experienced and qualified caregivers are trained and certified as a med tech. Our med techs are responsible for following doctor’s orders when managing and administering medications to our residents. All staff, including caregivers, CNAs and med techs, meet the qualifications set forth by the Department of Human Services.
It takes many hands to run a 24 hour home. In the kitchen, we have our Dietary Coordinator (ServSafe certified), cooks, and servers. The activity department plans activities to keep our residents active, and the maintenance department takes care of our physical building on a daily basis. Additionally, we have employees working hard to coordinate residents’ appointments, housekeeping, and clerical positions. Together they work as a cohesive unit to advocate for our residents, meet state regulations, and uphold the values which are unique to our home.
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