Legend Senior Living™ Named a Best Workplace by Fortune® Magazine
“It is gratifying and humbling to be recognized as a great employer by our associates,” commented Matt Buchanan, Executive Vice President, Legend Senior Living. “We are committed to providing the best care in the industry for seniors, but equally committed to building an enduring culture that motivates the best and the brightest to thrive in their careers while providing care that’s second to none.”
“Being honored on the inaugural list of Best Places to Work in Aging Services is a tremendous achievement and a direct reflection the positive culture we have created for associates,” he added.
Published in conjunction with the Great Place to Work® Institute, FORTUNE currently produces nearly 20 “top workplace” lists, including those for health care, financial services and manufacturing. The Aging Services list is a new category for the magazine this year.
To determine the Best Workplaces in Aging Services, Great Place to Work rigorously analyzed survey feedback representing more than 162,000 employees working in senior housing and care as well as at-home care (including hospice) in the United States. The survey measured 60 individual elements of company culture, including employee pride in the organization’s impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.
Over 1,000 Legend Senior Living employees across all locations submitted surveys. Marty Roberson, Residence Director in Ocala, Florida, who has been in the senior living industry for nearly two decades, said that national awareness of the aging services industry is very exciting.
“All Legend associates – from the owners to operators to line staff – have such passion and feel deep
privilege in serving the most wonderful customers in the world,” she said. "Recently, a staff member shared
her feelings when she told me, ‘this is my happy place.’ This translates to workplace satisfaction. When you can find a workplace culture with values that aligns with your own life goals you are home,” she continued.
Gwen Thibault, Vice President of Operations who has been with Legend Senior Living for ten years, added, "Giving the associates an opportunity to have meaningful relationships with our residents are at the heart of the Legend culture. The comradery and friendships that develop with the staff and residents continue to set us apart and provide families peace of mind.”
Initially certified in June as a Great Place to Work, Legend had to achieve a high response rate from associates. Then to be named on FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces list, the employee scores had to rank among the highest of all companies participating in the Aging Services category.
"We know when satisfaction in the workplace is high, the quality of the product or service is positively affected. This is a celebration not only for us as an employer, but also for the residents we serve,” Buchanan continued.