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Welcome to Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge

Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge sits at the Southwest Corner of 112th & Federal.  Our Independent Living Building opened in December of 2009, and our Assisted Living building opened in October of 2010.  Our Independent Living Building has 83 apartments (17 2 bedrooms and 66 1 bedrooms). We have an area within our Assisted Living that is designated for the care of folks with cognitive impairments, with 11 studio apartments.  The Assisted Living portion of that building has 66 apartments (7 2 bedrooms and 59 1 bedrooms). Our apartments have sunrooms and most have balconies or patios.

We have the privilege of speaking with many people every day who are looking for a great place for their senior loved ones to live.  We love being able to help them through this process, supporting them, providing them with options, resources and with educational information.

If you are like most people, as you begin exploring Senior Living, you may find yourself asking:  where do we start, and what do all these terms we are hearing, actually mean? This is all new language, and most folks don’t even really understand the basic Senior Living information:  What exactly is Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, and how are they all different.

  • I know my Mom has a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, so she must need Memory Care – right?
  • My Dad can’t manage all the details of managing his home anymore, so he must need Assisted Living right?
  • My Grandfather had a stroke, and he went through rehab and is now back home, but he needs so much help with showering and medications, he must need Skilled Nursing – right?

Whatever position you are in, whatever your family’s needs are, you are likely in new territory, not knowing the lay of the land, and you are probably a little overwhelmed with all the details and information, and on top of all that, you may have a crisis happening, that requires quick action!

Welcome to Senior Living 101:

Independent Living:  Usually 1 and 2 bedroom apartment style communities for adults 62+.  Most communities provide little to no support. There is typically some type of meal plan, and residents have access to transportation, housekeeping, and activities/outings/events.  Most communities have some sort of emergency call system for their resident’s safety.

Assisted Living:   Typically studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartment style communities with kitchenettes and private baths.   3 Meals a day are provided, housekeeping, transportation, and activities/outings/events. Personal assistance is available with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), as in bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, medication management, eating and ambulation.  There is typically a nurse on staff, most are available on-call 24/7, and on-site for some part of the day. All Assisted Living communities will have a pull cord/emergency pendant system available for their resident’s safety.

Memory Care:  Typically studio apartment style communities with private baths, and no kitchens.  Same type of support offered in Assisted Living: personal assistance with ADL’s, 3 meals a day, housekeeping, transportation, and activities/outings/events.  In Memory Care the oversight is more important, and there is more flexibility in support, based on the sometimes rapidly changing needs of those residents. Most Memory Care communities are locked for residents’ safety.

Skilled Nursing:  In patient care for residents who require 24 hour licensed nursing supervision and supportive care.  This is more of a hospital type environment/room. These folks may be extreme fall risks, may require a 2 person transfer (2 people to help them in and out of bed, chairs, etc.),  may have a therapeutic diet need (thickened liquids, pureed foods, etc.), may be bed-ridden, or may have complex medical needs that cannot be met in the Assisted Living environment.  

Elevated Living

A central element of Keystone Senior is in our commitment to engage the interests, needs, wants and dreams of our residents which leads to experiencing an elevated life in seven key areas:

  • Emotional: humor, celebrations, music and the friendships that are developed.
  • Environmental: walking paths, a nurturing and relaxing park-like courtyard.
  • Intellectual: lectures, brain fitness, cultural events, book clubs.
  • Physical: fitness programs, including but not limited to yoga, tai chi, health talks, chair exercise and stretch classes.
  • Vocational: hobbies, involvement with charities, volunteering, weekly woodshop
  • Social: happy hour, lunch and dinner outings, monthly veteran’s dinner
  • Spiritual: Faith-based programs, bible studies, church services and communion.

A wide selection of offerings such as restaurant-style dining rooms, an indoor pool, movie theaters, putting green, fitness center, transportation, pub and billiards room, libraries, reserved carports and a relaxing fire pit to enjoy on a cool summer evening.

There are miles of walking trails adjacent to campus in the Legacy Ridge neighborhood and a community library just one-half mile away.

Assisted Living’s Best of the Best

You want to make sure you do your homework when evaluating a senior living community.  One thing people sometimes overlook is the question of consistency; has the community you’re considering been noted for providing good care and a supportive, healthy environment year after year?  Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge has been awarded the Caring Super Star for being named a Caring Star winner for four years in a row.

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Melissa Ward

Melissa Ward

Executive Director

Growing up in North Dakota, I was surrounded by the love of five great grandparents and four grandparents.  Spending much of my youth going to work with them, playing cards, learning how to make kuchen, playing music, and listening to stories.  This is where my growing love for caring and working with seniors comes from. I would consider myself an old soul.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Dakota, with a Bachelors of Sciences degree.  Just after graduating, I spent a few years working in an assisted/skilled living setting as well as creating fitness programs for seniors at a local recreation center.  My professional journey then took me to a successful sales position in exercise equipment sales, which ultimately lead me to Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge.

In 2010, I was hired as the Life Enrichment Director at Keystone Place.  I left for a brief period of time, but visited Keystone Place frequently, sometimes teaching chair yoga.  Keystone Place has always felt like home to me.  I was fortunate to be hired back at Keystone Place as the Office Manager in 2012, which lead me to being the Director of Operations.  In 2014, I received my Administrators License and became the Associate Executive Director.  In 2015, I was promoted to be the Executive Director at Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge.  I could not be more honored and proud to be part of an amazing team.

As the Executive Director, I embraces the opportunity to listen to residents, family members, and guests; and understand their needs and concerns.  We all work together to strive for the highest quality of life for our residents.   Listening to our residents to provide services that will elevate and enrich their lives with excellent customer service, is my goal.  I look forward to meeting you and learning your life story.

Shannon Kissinger

Shannon Kissinger

Director of Resident Care

Growing up in rural Western Pennsylvania, I spent many days as a preschooler alongside my Mother volunteering in a local Nursing Home so you might say that is where my love and passion for seniors began. As I grew, so did my desire to pursue becoming a nurse. Following high school graduation I completed general education credits at Penn State University as well as Thiel College. In 1996 I left Pennsylvania and moved to Colorado where in 2004, I graduated from Emily Griffith Opportunity School with my LPN. I spent six years as a nurse in a skilled nursing facility in Lafayette, CO and two years working as a Hospice nurse before accepting the Director of Resident Care Position at Keystone Place in May of 2012. My time at Keystone has been both challenging and rewarding. I take great pride in my work and focus on advocating for what is best for each and every one of our Residents. It brings me great joy to work with such an amazing team of people every day who share in the common goal of making the lives of our Residents as fulfilling as possible.
Kathy Hatcher

Kathy Hatcher

Director of Operations

I am a second generation Colorado native.  I grew up in Arvada and graduated from Holy Family High School.  I then went on to get a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.  Since then I’ve worked as an engineer in a power plant, an independent sales consultant in direct sales, a manager of a small retail business and a few other assorted odd jobs that have enabled me to be a stay-at-home mom.  I’ve been married for many years and have a wonderful, supportive husband and two teenagers.  One is a sweet, shy daughter and the other, an intelligent, outspoken son.  They all keep me on my toes!  I am excited to be joining the Keystone Place family of employees and residents and am eager and committed to helping out all I can!
Joey Nicolosi

Joey Nicolosi

Maintenance Director

I am a Colorado Native, born and raised in the Denver area. Born as the 2nd of six siblings gives me the best of both worlds; being an older brother and younger brother. I enjoy watching sports and relaxing in my down time.

I knew of Keystone Place for quite a few years before coming on board through my dad. Beginning my journey as a maintenance tech included some learning and absorbing all I could, later I was offered the Maintenance Director position and I took it. I am excited to continue to learn my position, Keystone Place and of course get to know all of the residents.

Cathy Rogers

Cathy Rogers

Marketing Director

I have spent my whole career in Sales and Customer Service.  I learned a long time ago, that when you do the right things, good things happen.  It’s a principle I adhere to in both my professional and personal life!  My customer service approach has brought me great success, growth, and fulfillment, and it fits perfectly with Keystone Place’s philosophies.

I have been here close to 5 years now, and the work I do here does not feel like work at all.  Getting to know you, learning what is important to you, your wants, needs and your history – this is truly the best thing I’ve ever done!  And it is a privilege to be a part of this amazing team!

My husband and I love entertaining and spending time with friends and family (3 kids and 3 grandkids).   We go to movies and concerts, and travel every chance we get! I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and learn more about you and your loved ones, and how Keystone Place may be a great solution for your family!

Gail Loveland

Gail Loveland

Director of Community Relations

I continue to be thrilled and blessed to be a member of this great team!  My work history consists of 15+ years transitioning seniors, marketing, and in real estate. 

I thoroughly enjoy my position here at Keystone Place.  I love working with and getting to know our families and resident’s as the genuine people that they are.

My husband Paul and I enjoy spending time with our children and beautiful grand children.  We love camping, fishing, boating and of course road trips through the amazing Colorado mountains on our Harley.

Once again, it’s a pleasure to be working here and I look forward to meeting more and more families and potential residents who would like to make Keystone Place their home.

Daisy Marshall

Daisy Marshall

Life Enrichment Director

I am Daisy; the Life Enrichment Director of Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge. I am a transplant from San Diego, CA. I have 2 boys Justin and Jacob who are all grown up. I am outgoing, energetic and enjoy anything fun. In my downtime I enjoy singing, bike riding, swimming, hiking, playing with my dog and watching movies. If it’s fun, chances are I’ll be there.

I am grateful and excited continue to work with and be a part of a wonderful team at Keystone Place. I look forward to the endless possibilities that are ahead. My motto is “The sky’s the limit.”

Tara Hubbard

Tara Hubbard

Community Culinary Director

I grew up going to the Missouri State Fair with my grandparents enjoying all the sights, sounds and food you find there. From deep fried Twinkies to the Tilt-a- Whirl, my grandmother grounded my love of life and food. She made me a strong woman and always told me I could achieve whatever I wanted. I started as a waitress and knew I could be a chef one day.

I picked up everything in 2005 and moved to Colorado. I attended the Art Institute of Colorado obtaining my degree in Culinary Arts. After I graduated, I worked under an amazing chef who owned a Denver delicatessen and bread company. From learning to cook the perfect egg, to being a barista, I’ve seen a spectrum of food operations. Most recently, I have ran corporate kitchens bringing my love of farm fresh local ingredients to engineers in the technology industry. My proudest moments in life, however, come from raising my teenage son, Zane and two year old daughter, Henrietta. My husband and I will soon have a preschooler and a senior in high school, ready to take on the world. We love enjoying all the fun and sun Colorado has to offer.

Now, I get great pleasure cooking and caring for the wonderful people of Keystone Place. Giving them not only great food but great memories new and old. I truly cannot wait for the opportunity to spoil my guests every day.


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