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Bethesda Meadow
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322 Old State Rd
Ellisville, MO
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11/04/2014 An Interested Visitor Writes: I would never recommend the Memory Care Unit at Bethesda Meadow to anyone!! My husband's 5 month stay at this facility was the worst experience of his life and of our whole family's life as well. I believe I could accept much easier his death if I did not have to remember the miserable 5 months that ended his life. His individual rights were ignored to please other residents. He may have looked like he was more well than the others, but he had dementia and deserved the same considerations as everyone else. For example, to have been able to enjoy visits from his loved ones without having to stay in his room with the door shut, which by the way did no good because another resident was constantly allowed to interrupt those visits and upset my husband and myself. We happen to be a family who visited everyday and for long periods of time because we wanted him to know we were always close by but were constantly told we could take him out of the unit to visit and we didn't want to do that. We wanted to help him adjust to his new environment with us near him. We were constantly threatened by another resident and one of our family members was actually hit by another resident with no consequences. These things upset my husband very badly. It was a very bad experience.

Response: You may consider revisiting Bethesda Meadow now, as in the past 8 months the administration has completely changed and there are now more qualified and caring people in place. The Joint Commission highly commended our facility in November and gave our Rehab department the top certification. We also just completed our annual State Survey and I am pleased to say it was phenomenal for a facility this size with 3 small citations compared to 7-11 on average for a facility the same size. Easy to judge a place when an emotional trainwreck due to dealing with family issues but slandering the hard work and dedication of employees here is ignorant and sub par on a human level.

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09/29/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: My Father has been living here for over five years and I am very pleased. The management from the New Administrator on down to the Director and Asst. Directors of Nursing, the Supervisors, and Nurse Managers on each floor are all excellent. I really like the Nurses and the CNA's there are dedicated and caring. You may be hard pressed to find a facility that combines great personnel with excellent care. You are listened to when you have a concern or even complaint and action is prompt. From the time you walk in the door, the receptionists are friendly and helpful to the great food and dietary dept. Other services such as physical and speech therapy are available and the activity aides stay busy helping residents all day. At the present time, I would highly recommend a tour of this facility and you will see a happy, helpful community. Thanks for reading this.

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    05/11/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Mom in Alzheimer's area and they do a really good job there. Very happy so far....

    04/17/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: April 2013 State of Mo wrote 85 page deficiency report. Advise caution and continual vigilence as current attempts to "fix" problems may not last beyond a few months. If committing to permanent placement and not private pay, consider another facility and choose one that holds beds for "current residents" who may need to go on Medicaid.

    Response: Totally agree!

    04/06/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Stay away at all costs. If you value your loved ones' lives, you will find a better place for them. The staff neglects patients. Patients are served sub-quality food. Patients in distress must wait hours to receive pain medication or attention. Staff was not caring. Your loved one will become more unhealthy here or possibly suffer an earlier death. Beware.

    Response: I agree! Terrible care!

    Response: I agree! The people in charge do not listen to family about unique and individual personalities in the Memory Care Unit. They believe that because of their degrees, they know better than the person/spouse who has been with the person for 50 yrs. plus. They also favor some residents over others and both the resident and their families rights are ignored. My loved one's rights were constantly ignored to satisfy another confused resident. I would never recommend Bethesda Meadow Memory Unit to anyone!

    02/14/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Unfortunately Bethesda Meadows misses the mark of excellence by far. Choose another facility. The dietary department in the kitchen are very helpful but the management is poor. We are very disappointed with this place. As the previous reviewer stated...stay away at ALL costs! Your loved one will die an earlier death here. No respect for the residents by the managers.

    Response: Not impressed at all with the care here!! Look elsewhere!

    11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Bethesda Meadow is a large, not for profit, nursing home with 176 beds based in Ellisville, MO. At last check, the facility had 151 residents indicating that it is 86% occupied which is about average within the state of Missouri. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
    This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Bethesda Meadow, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 86% of nursing homes in Missouri.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Bethesda Meadow with other senior care providers in Missouri. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 04/19/2012.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    04/13/2012 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Stay away from this place at all costs. This is supposed to be a memory care facility, but with the exception of a good staff in the physical therapy department, the residents don't seem to get any social interaction. Most of the time I saw most of the residents sitting around in the main atrium on each floor or in their rooms staring at the television. The only time I see them outside is if a family member visiting and took them outside. I saw nurses ignore the distress of patients. There is a security system set up for patients who are wanderers or want to "get out", but there is nothing set up for people from the outside. I could walk right in through the front door and up to the patient floor without anyone stopping me if I wanted to. The rooms are dark and impersonal with crappy furniture in need of repair and it looked like a medical ward. The staff take a long time to return phone calls. My parent had had what was either bedsores or lack of changing the Depends product because the staff doesn't toilet often enough. Oh, not enough staff to take care of everyone's needs in a timely manner. Also, my parent's feet were in horrible condition. No one checked them - my parent had blue toes which is evidence of lack of circulation or some kind of vascular issue.

    Description of Bethesda Meadow in Ellisville, MO

    Number of Beds : 176

    Bethesda Meadow, located in Ellisville, Missouri provides the following services: Nursing Home, Alzheimer's Care, and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Bethesda Meadow has received 3 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Bethesda Meadow has a very good hospital, St Lukes Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 84 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Bethesda Meadow's nearest hospital is 7 miles away. The zipcode (63021) in Missouri, where Bethesda Meadow is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Bethesda Meadow can be found here.

    Bethesda Meadow is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

    Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

    Also, Bethesda Meadow facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

    Also, Bethesda Meadow is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

    Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.



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    Demographic Profile for Ellisville, MO,63021

    Annual Crime
    63021 Avg.
    Violent Crime 1 4
    Property Crime 1 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 24%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 12.4 / 100
    Water Quality 59 / 100
    Superfund Sites 10 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 387.5
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 4% Below
    Cost of Food 5% Below
    Utilities 10% Below
    Miscellaneous 1% Below
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 18.30%
    Male Population 48.35%
    Female Population 51.65%
    Median Age 38.2 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $81,353
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Ellisville MO
    Percent Religious 55.01%
    Catholic 29.43%
    Baptist 5.67%
    Other Christian 5.08%
    Jewish 4.08%
    Lutheran 3.95%
    All Other 6.8%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Ellisville MO
    White  91.4%
    Asian  4%
    Black  2%
    Hispanic/Latino  1.5%
    Multiracial  0.9%
    Other  0.1%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.