Legends at Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare is a short-term, voluntary inpatient program that focuses on diagnosing and caring for behavioral health concerns in people age 65 and older.
The program provides seniors in the Bay Area with exceptional care for memory loss (due to Alzheimer's or another form of dementia), disorientation, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, manic depressive illness, acute psychosis and adjustment disorders of aging.
The Legends Program
Whether you or your loved one needs dementia testing, Alzheimer's care, depression treatment or care for another behavioral health concern, our staff can provide an accurate assessment and create an individualized treatment plan that will improve quality of life and independence.
The Legends Senior Behavioral Health program includes:
- Group, individual and family counseling
- Access to comprehensive medical specialty care to meet all your health care needs, including diabetes, orthopedics and pain management
- Occupational, physical and recreational therapy
- Medication management
- Nutrition management
- Driving evaluations
- Comprehensive discharge planning
- Free assessments
- Neuropsychological testing (dementia testing), which provides patients and families with the information they need to cope with the progression of memory loss
View the Legends weekly activity schedule.
Patients, physicians, mental health professionals or family members may refer seniors with memory loss or behavioral health concerns to the Legends program by contacting the center directly. This program is voluntary for the patient. If it is clinically appropriate after assessment, the patient is admitted and will see a psychiatrist and a primary care physician for treatment.
Professional Support Staff
Our multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, registered dietitians, and phisical, occupational and recreational therapists. Primary care physicians are an active part of the medical management team.
Whether a senior is experiencing depression or memory loss caused by Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, his or her family is considered an important part of the caregiving team. We encourage family members to participate in individual family sessions provided by request. This is a vital part in the patient's discharge planning to maintain treatment goals and support the patient's progress gained to improve his or her quality of life.
Hospital treatment services for patients who qualify for admission to Legends are covered by Medicare and other health insurance plans.