Frequently Asked Questions

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Assisted Living FAQ
What is the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing?

The Meridian assisted living is a unique residence for seniors who still maintain their independence but need more custodial care help so they are not burdened by routine activities of daily living like cooking housekeeping, mowing or other household chores.  The Meridian features elegant residences with a full range of thoughtful services and outstanding amenities that offer a senior living lifestyle that's second to none.

Skilled nursing on the other hand is for those residents who have more complex medical issues which require short or long-term round-the-clock medical care requiring a skilled nurse, speech, language or respiratory therapist.

Will I have to sign a lease or be required to purchase anything?

No.  The Meridian is unique in that there are no short or long-term lease requirements, lengthy vacating notice requirements or requirement to make a purchase.  Rent is paid on a monthly basis and we only need a 30 day written notice if you ever wish to move.

What is included in the monthly rate?

We offer three levels of care for our Assisted Living residents.   Level I care is included with all floor plan rates chosen and it includes the following:

  • Assistance 3 times per week with bathing / showers

  • Assistance with dressing, grooming and medication when needed

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Weekly linen changes and laundry of all linens and towels

  • Three delicious, well-balanced meals daily, as well as, daily snacks (Meal tray delivered to resident's room if they are feeling ill) 

  • A full range of social, physical & recreational activities with planned social activities and events with daily reminders for meals and activities

  • Scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping, and events and fees may apply to out-of-town transportation

  • On-site beauty / barber shop

  • 24-hour staffing

  • Contract Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapist (billed through therapy company)

Residences that include a minimum of the following amenities (larger floor plans may have more features):

  • Whirlpool / Jacuzzi bath

  • Fully carpeted rooms

  • Free cable TV

  • Phone connections

  • Kitchenettes with microwave, mini-refrigerator and sink

  • Full private bath

  • Emergency pull cords in each room and bath

  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning

Residents also enjoy the following access:

  • Free laundry facilities

  • Exercise area with group and individual class offerings

  • Library, Game and Activity rooms

  • Multi-purpose rooms for private gatherings

What if I reach a point and need more services than what is above?

If the time comes when you feel you need additional care the Administrator at The Meridian will go over whether Level II or Level III services are needed.

Level II services include all Level I services above, plus the following:

  • Two linen changes per week

  • Escort service to and from meals and activities

  • Laundry of resident's clothing

  • Meals delivered to room

  • Extraordinary assistance or supervision up to 20 minutes per day

Level III services include all of Level I, plus the following:

  • Daily assistance with bathing / showers

  • Escort service to and from meals and activities

  • Laundry of resident's clothing

  • Meals delivered to room

  • Three or more linen changes per week

  • Extraordinary housekeeping

  • Routine assistance with adult protective products

  • Continuous reassurance/intervention for confusion, forgetfulness or behavior 

  • Extraordinary assistance or supervision up to 30 minutes per day

Are religious services offered?

Yes. We have an on-site chapel that provides non-denominational and special services. We also offer 24-hour pastoral care.

Are pets allowed in assisted living?

Vaccinated pets may visit, but are not allowed to live full-time in assisted living residences.

Who owns The Meridian?

The Meridian is privately owned and managed by RJ Meridian, LLP and one of the owners is a proud BOI (Born on the Island.)

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2228 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston Island, TX  77550

Tel (409) 763-6437

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