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June 29, 2018
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June 25, 2018
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October 06, 2017
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April 12, 2017
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March 04, 2016
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June 29, 2015
I am a friend or relative of a resident
December 23, 2014
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Questions about The Meadowlands
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
We have a dedicated Montessori -based Dementia Program that is a world renowned, research based method of working with older adults with dementia. The use of Montessori Dementia Programming encourages purposeful living for seniors while interacting positively within their environment allowing them to function at their highest level. Education and updates are provided through a weekly conference call and ongoing web based training.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at The Meadowlands. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Assisted living at the Meadowlands is a small, family oriented community that offers Assisted Living apartments and Memory Care Friendship Suites. The average age of our residents is 84 years old. The residents who reside here love all of the Musical programs as well as card games, Bingo and trips into the community. We offer Exercise Groups every morning as well.
What programs or activities does The Meadowlands offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Our Life Enrichment team interviews all of our residents to individualize programs and activities to the resident. We provide group activities as well as movies in our Theatre. We have regular Pet visits and Entertainers every Friday for Happy Hour.
What places are near The Meadowlands or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
We are located in North O' Fallon right across from the River City Rascal Ball Field and Car Shield Field. Our local restaurant, J. J. Twiggs is right across the street. We are close to several High Schools
What transportation services does The Meadowlands offer to assisted living residents?
Assisted Living at the Meadowlands has a wheel chair accessible bus that goes out several times a week for shopping and fun. We also have a car for individual transport to medical appointments. All of our vehicles are maintained at the highest standard possible and all of our drivers are licensed and insured.
What makes the chef or dining program at The Meadowlands exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Our Culinary Experience cannot be matched We offer Open, Restaurant style dining with seasoned Chefs providing for all of the home made, from scratch food. We offer Breakfast all day as well as 2 entrees and a chef special everyday. Our menu today is Tomato, Basil Soup, Beef Stroganoff, Blackened Tilapia or Pizza. The alternates are called Favorites because everyone loves them. Our desserts are home made and the hand dipped ice cream is there every single day!
What safety features or security measures does The Meadowlands offer to assisted living residents?
We are a small, secure community with a Full time Receptionist at the Front entrance. When the doors are locked at 8p, we encourage our residents and families to utilize the After Hours door. All visitors and Residents must sign in from either door. Our Memory Care wing has a secured entrance and courtyard.
How does The Meadowlands keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
Assisted Living at the Meadowlands has Family Night on a monthly basis, providing information, education and FUN. We utilize our Facebook page for events and information important to the Senior Living community. Our Front Desk and Business Office keep fliers, information and resources available as well
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at The Meadowlands during daytime and nighttime hours?
We have different ratios in the building dependent on resident care needs. We have our highest ratio of staff to resident in our Memory Care wing. Our Special Care wing also has a high staff to resident ratio.
If The Meadowlands accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We are Pet Friendly! Our furry friends are able to share life with us in all the common areas, and/or apartments of their owners. We have multiple courtyards for our furry friends to visit as well. We ask that our pets are not brought into the Dining Room. We do encourage visits in Memory Care but our pets cannot live there.
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Our staff receive ongoing training in our specialized Montessori Moments In Time program for Memory Care. All Licensed individuals are given the encouragement and opportunity to complete the Continuing Education Units required. We offer ongoing training and refresher courses for all staff.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
There are typically 10 staff, as well as the Leadership team during the day. On the second shift, there are typically 5 staff.
What safety features or security measures does The Meadowlands provide to protect residents who wander?
The residents are assessed before admission to reveal a wandering inclination. For those residents who might be unsafe, we encourage our Memory Care wing. If a resident becomes a wandering risk, while living in Assisted Living, the team will review and update the Plan of Care and possibly recommend visiting the Memory Care program for the day to engage in dedicated activities and validation. There is also a secure Courtyard for those residents who prefer to be outside and engage in gardening, birds and sunshine.
What programs or activities does The Meadowlands offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Assisted Living at the Meadowlands offers many leisure programs of interest to the residents who reside in the community as well as the neighborhood surrounding the building. We offer Creative, Physical, Social, Cognitive, Spiritual and Sensory activities and programs. We often invite our neighbors in for Educational programs. Current Events with Coffee, Morning Exercise, Fun& Fitness, Rascal Ballgames, Pet visits, Themed Dinners, Movies, Bingo, Cards, Arts& Crafts, Reminiscing to name a few.
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
The Director of Nursing or the Executive Director, who is also a nurse, provide the Community Based Assessment prior to move in. If there is a noted change in condition and/or every quarter. This ensures we are capturing all the functional, cognitive abilities of all of our residents.
What techniques does The Meadowlands use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
The Dining experience remains vital in our Memory Care wing. Mealtime is a very social event for our residents. Meals are meant to be shared with family and friends, and our dining experience does just that. Meals and snacks present six daily opportunities, seven days a week to reminisce, create new memories, maximize independence, and promote socialization, all in a social environment. Our red plates stimulate appetite. Contrasting colors with plate settings aide poor depth perception. Small portions prevent becoming overwhelmed. Scented warm wash clothes prior to each meal offer sensory stimulation and aides in increased appetite. Dignified dining allows residents independence through adaptive equipment. Mealtime is a great time for staff to interact with the residents by reminiscing, discussing current events and observing changes in appetite and eating patterns, or identifying the need for adaptive equipment to promote independence.
How does The Meadowlands keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
We provide information via our website, www.meridiansenior.com/community/the-meadowlands/; as well as Family Nights, Direct Mailers from the business Office and our current Social Media Site, such as Facebook.
Describe the neighborhood around The Meadowlands. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Assisted Living at the Meadowlands is located in North O' Fallon, Mo. We are conveniently off the I70 corridor at exit 219- T R Hughes Blvd. We are in a residential neighborhood with some small business, banks and schools in the immediate neighborhood
Is The Meadowlands affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
A hospital affiliation is the resident's or family's choice. We are conveniently located near SSM St. Joseph's West, SSM St. Joseph's-St. Charles, BJC-St. Peter's, and Progress West. We are an Aging in Place community with a Level II license and are able to offer enhanced nursing care to our residents.
Costs for The Meadowlands
Services and Amenities of The Meadowlands
- Rent Plus Care Fees
- Entry Fee
- Assisted Living Starting At: $4400/month
Room and housing options
- Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites.
- Housing Extra: All Private In Assisted Living Private & Shared In Memory Care
- Pets: Small Pets Allowed.
- State Licenses: 039462
About The Meadowlands
Whether for you or a loved one, The Meadowlands offers a caring atmosphere, active community, and a comfortable, secure lifestyle for our residents.
Here at The Meadowlands, each member of our community enjoys the opportunity to 'live life their way'. Our valued residents enjoy assistance when required, and freedom when desired. Residency includes a complete array of services and accommodations.
We are one of the facilities that participate in the Montessori-based Moments in Time Program for our memory unit. Montessori-based Memory Care Program is designed to capture our resident’s special moments at any given time, validate them, and help them live fully in each of those moments. This is accomplished through the following five directional paths.
We enrich the lives of our residents, families, and employees through extraordinary experiences: Passion, Integrity, Caring, Love, Joy, Accountability and Respect.
What We Offer:
- Companion & Private Room Accommodations
- Furnished/Unfurnished, as desired
- On-site Beauty Salon & Barber Shop
- Cable TV Available in All Rooms
- Individual Climate Control In Each Room
- Private Bath in Each Room w/ Step-In Showers
- Private Spa
- Complete Dining Program (3 Meals & Snacks Daily)
- Special Diets as needed/required
- Transportation Provided
- Building & Grounds Maintenance
- Full-service Housekeeping
- On-call Physician Services
- Comprehensive Activities & Social Program
- Memory Care Wing (for those with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia)
- And much, much more
What Makes Us Special
Meridian offers each member of our communities the opportunity to 'live life their way'. Residents enjoy assistance when required, and freedom when desired.