About Us | Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Gardner Rehab began as
Eastwood Pines Nursing Home, in 1969. Already a
successful businessman, real estate developer and
philanthropist, founder Leo P. LaChance created the
facility, originally seeking high-quality,
state-of-the-art nursing care for his mother.
In 2008, renamed the Legend Center (to pay tribute to
Mr. LaChance’s vision), the entire 120-bed facility
underwent extensive renovations, was completely updated
and a state-of-the-art, post-acute care unit was created.
This unit is a merging of hospital-level technology with
the skilled and efficient operation of a nursing
facility, to allow for complete rehabilitation/post-acute
The facility was renamed Gardner Rehabilitation and
One of the few remaining privately owned and operated
medical facilities; the Gardner Rehab is able to provide
a level of care and nurturing unmatched by corporate
care options. We can seek out and employ medical options
that health conglomerates can’t or won’t, due to their
sales structure, affiliate partner requirements or
patient disorder percentages. What that
means is that we are able to compassionately
rehabilitate patients and provide superior service, and
no one can tie our hands or forbid us to offer the best
Our flexibility and dedication is further visible when
you consider our care options. The Gardner Rehab is
ready to welcome guests as family, whether it is for a
few days or many years. We offer separate, dedicated
areas and staff for both temporary and permanent care.
You can find more information on the Extended Stay,
Short Stay, Facilities and Amenities tabs.
It is the mission of Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing
Center to set the industry standard for quality care and
services being provided to our patients and residents.
It is our goal to elevate the well being of our patients
and residents to a level that will enable them to
achieve their maximum potential. We do so by offering
our patients advanced rehabilitation services and
enhanced nursing care in a modern and clean environment.