Assisted living and memory care community

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73685 Catalina WayPalm Desert, CA 92260

A community blossoms in the desert. In 2017, we renovated and expanded our assisted living community and added The Emery House, a state-of-the-art memory care unit.
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Discover the ultimate in personalized care and friendly service at the Legend Gardens community of retirement residences in Palm Desert.
Offering independence with the services you need. Legend Gardens offers you the peace and quiet you may crave, but we also give you the sense of belonging to a larger community.



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Assisted and Independent Living Community


What is Respite Care?  Respite Care is a short term option for those needing a short term option recovering from a hospital visit or other health circumstances.  It is also used for those caregivers that need a period of rest for their loved ones.  We currently have reduced our minimum stay to 7-days and have a limited amount of availability.

Please call 760.904.5424 for more information.

Experience all the comforts of home alongside all the care you need at the Legend Gardens community of retirement residences. Located within a quiet residential neighborhood in the heart of Palm Desert, we offer a range of beautiful facilities designed to meet all of your care needs.

Established in 1999 and freshly renovated in 2017, Legend Gardens is one of the most respected retirement and assisted living residences in the Coachella Valley. Providing independent living, assisted-care living, and a newly built memory care unit, we offer a variety of services that are available to you in the comfort of your home and customized to your needs.


Love love love the new renovations. Administration really seems to care about the residents and always has activities going on for them. I truly recommend this place for your loved ones!!!!

Jen Riggs

Jen - Residents

In June of 2018 I was a total wreck, my health and mental state was such that my daughter and close friends were telling me that I needed to make a very difficult decision. I needed to relinquish my full time care responsibilities. It was literally killing me, one day at a time. This was increasingly difficult as my bride of 20 years was suffering from the Alzheimer’s disease.

Steve K.

Steve - Residents

From the moment you walk in you feel like you are at home. The community is on the smaller side but has everything you need. The staff was very polite and you could tell they really care about the people that live there.


Karen - Residents

My mom stayed at the memory care of Legend Gardens before she passed away. It was beautiful and they kept it very clean. It had been updated before my mom got there. Each room had its own bathroom, so it was very nice. I loved the staff. Everyone in the memory care was wonderful, Eddie in the front office was great, and they all took good care of my mom. I thought their food was really good. They didn’t have a chef, but they made the food in the main building, and they would bring it to the memory care area. Overall it was good, not gourmet, but Mom ate as much as she could for as long as she could. They were in the process of getting a new activities director, but they still have activities. People come in, there’s some singing, and there’s some exercising.


Pamela - Residents

Legend Gardens is perfectly located in Palm Desert where the weather is always beautiful. Being close to El Paseo allows me to stretch my legs and go out for dinner once in a while. Life just couldn’t be better.

Alice W.

Alice W. - Resident

Legend Gardens is fully renovated and everything is brand new! I absolutely love it here and my children feel good that I’ve found a place I can call home.

John M.

John M. - Resident

We feel so at home at Legend Gardens, especially because we have our dog Rusty. Having our pet here with us truly gives us a sense of home.

Lisa & Morris K.

Lisa & Morris K. - Residents

Assisted Living

All the comforts of home.

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Memory Care

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Each of our facilities encourages residents to live on their own to the extent that they are able and willing, while also providing 24/7 support and care to meet their level of need. Pursue an active life on your terms, without the hassle  of housekeeping, laundry, or home maintenance and receive caring support in an assisted living environment or receive memory support to make life more peaceful and safe.

Regardless of your needs, our retirement residences provide a welcome space for seniors at all stages of life. With tastefully decorated interiors, and the option of bringing your own furnishings, we create an environment that will make you feel right at home.

Enjoy 24/7 support within a bright garden setting in gorgeous Palm Desert. The perfect weather and stunning surroundings will lift your spirits, while our intimate feel makes it easy to get to know your neighbors and instantly feel welcome in this friendly community.

Your social calendar can be as busy as you want, with an abundance of scheduled activities, classes, and outings. Live your life to the fullest within the Legend Gardens community.

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Senior living encompasses a range of living options for older adults, including:

Independent Living affords active seniors the benefits of living at home without the worry of home maintenance, housekeeping chores, laundry and cooking. Residents enjoy educational, cultural, spiritual, social and fitness opportunities through the community’s programming.

Assisted Living is best for seniors who need some help with certain everyday tasks such as getting dressed, bathing, and taking medications and may also have specific care plans to address fall risk, poor nutrition or other individualized needs.

Memory Care provides a specialized, safe and secure care environment for those living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive conditions.

Legend Gardens offers independent living, assisted living and memory care with services and amenities like full-service dining, full-service laundry & housekeeping, transportation, 24-hour staff, and a well-rounded schedule of social, educational and cultural opportunities.

Yes. The Emery House, our state-of- the-art memory care facility, is designed around the unique needs of loved ones living with memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Residents enjoy an inviting environment and attentive care from our dedicated, highly experienced team who are always happy to help 24/7.

We offer intimate, comfortable rooms, various activities, living & dining areas, and grounds that are beautifully landscaped, with secured outdoor courtyards.

Legend Gardens offer private-pay residences on a month-to- month basis. Residents pay a single monthly rental rate that includes dining, events, housekeeping & laundry services, apartment and community maintenance, and scheduled transportation. We have many room types with associated cost options to help fit your budget.

No, Medicare does not cover any of the cost of assisted living services. Some residents carry long-term care Insurance that helps and those individuals who served in the armed forces, may qualify for benefits under the Veteran’s Administration. Legend Garden is considered private-pay.

You may be eligible for certain deductions on your tax return depending on the types of services and the level of care you require. We suggest you review your tax situation with your CPA.

Upon move-in, our residents pay a small security deposit and a community fee.

Absolutely. This is your home and you should have all the comforts and furnishings you enjoy. Our residents take pride in decorating their apartments and adding their own personal touches to their homes.