DON’T RECOMMEND! A family member was admitted to Meadowview Healthcare & Rehab Center in Montrose, PA, for rehabilitation after hospitalization for a hip fracture. The goal was physical therapy and then return home. The physical therapy received at Meadowview was first thing in the morning, before breakfast, and the rest of his day was spent in a geri-chair in the lobby, with the exception of meals. Family members who visited daily needed to ask for him to be showered, shaved, dressed in clean clothing, etc. There was very little communication, stimulation or interaction with other residents or the staff, day after day. As his condition continued to deteriorate and he suffered a SIGNIFICANT and unhealthy weight loss, the family decided to move him from Meadowview to another facility.
The decline in his health and well-being from day one until he moved to another facility was HEARTBREAKING. Sitting in the chair so many hours a day resulted in him being barely able to walk and a ruptured disk in his neck from his head leaning in the chair without support. He was not given the prescribed daily dosage of medication that he was supposed to receive. After being moved to the new facility, he had a thorough examination by the family doctor. Other conditions were discovered that should not have gone unnoticed or been ignored. The majority of the negative effects that occurred while at Meadowview are slowly being reversed -- obstacles that he shouldn’t have had to overcome. Our hearts go out to the residents who might not have family members to visit on a regular basis to ensure that they are receiving the best care possible. Based on our family’s experience, we definitely would NOT recommend Meadowview, especially for rehabilitation.