Frequently Asked Questions
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Skilled Nursing FAQ
How is skilled nursing different from assisted living?
Assisted living is for seniors who still maintain their independence but do not want to be burdened by routine activities of daily living like cooking, housekeeping, mowing or other household chores.
Skilled Nursing is for those requiring round-the-clock nursing care and supervision due to medical needs, short-term concentrated nursing or rehabilitation during recovery. Skilled nursing can also assist with meals, personal hygiene, medications, and portability.
Who pays for the services at The Meridian?
We accept private pay, Medicare, Medicaid and/or most private insurance.
Are televisions provided?
Yes. Televisions are provided. Superior cable and high-speed Wi-Fi are available.
Are there group activities?
Yes. The Meridian has a full-time activity director who schedules innovative activities that enhance the quality of life for our residents.
May I bring my pets?
Pets are a big part of our lives. Vaccinated pets may visit, but are not allowed to live on-site in either the Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing residences.
Can family members take the residents out on outings?
Yes. Residents may go on outings. For policies regarding overnight stays, you may ask the business office.
Can family members dine with residents?
Yes. Guests may dine at The Meridian for a minimal charge.
Can I eat in my room?
Yes. However most residents prefer, which we encourage, to eat in our dining room that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico.