Meridian Manor Opens New State of the Art Short-Term Solarium Wing & Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility

For Immediate Release: September 29, 2015

Photography available upon request.

Press Contact:
Jim DeMicco
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Office: (203) 879-2258

2015-09-15 (100046)Waterbury, CT – Meridian Manor will be holding a ribbon cutting for its new short-term solarium wing and outpatient rehabilitation facility on October 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O’Leary will speak at the ribbon cutting. Additional ribbon cutting speakers will include Wolcott Mayor Thomas Dunn, Patricia Thomas, President of the Meridian Manor Family Association, David Krechevsky, Public Policy and Economic Development Director for the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce and Brian Cleary, Meridian Manor’s Director of Operations. There will be a group tour of the facilities after the ribbon cutting.

Meridian Manor will also be conducting personal tours of the new facilities on October 13, 14, 15 & 16. Those interested in a tour may register online at MeridianManorHC.com or by calling (203) 879-2258.
The new wing at Meridian Manor will provide both inpatient and outpatient services including IV therapy, dialysis, respiratory therapy and standard long-term and short-term care. There are 34 new beds of which 12 are private. All of the rooms will have flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and their own private bathrooms. There is a private dining room which may be reserved for special occasions by patients’ families. The entire wing is connected by a bright, cheerful hallway with natural light that floods in from five oversized skylights.

2015-09-15 (101233)The décor is serene with fresh, soothing colors, brand new furniture, sparkling light fixtures and more. Each detail of the interior design was carefully selected so that patients will feel comfortable, happy and inspired to get started on their healing journey.

“The new construction was designed with short-term residents and outpatient rehabilitation care in mind,” says Director of Operations, Brian Cleary. “We will also be unveiling a new concierge service for our residents. If there is something that can make their stay more enjoyable, we’ll find it for them. If they read the NY Times, then we’ll get that for them,” he explains.

Meridian Manor is also unveiling a brand new 2,400 square foot state-of-the-art outpatient rehabilitation facility in the rear of the building. They also built an additional parking lot that is handicap accessible, leads to a separate entrance and provides ample new parking spaces for patients and families. The special new entrance to the facility allows for outpatients to easily enter the building for their follow-up rehab, which is important for their continuing care with the same therapist that they saw during their stay at Meridian Manor.

“Patients who visit us for outpatient therapy can just drive around the back of the building and enter the new therapy gym without having to walk through the rest of the facility. This is especially important for patients who are likely experiencing difficulty walking and getting around. Convenient access to care is very important.” explains Jeremy Gagnon, RPT, Director of Therapy Services.

The new facility has an occupational therapy (OT) suite, a mock apartment with activities of daily living such as a kitchen, bathroom, bed and laundry. Physical therapy (PT) services will utilize new universal exercise equipment that is wheelchair accessible for both arms and legs, a bariatric matt and parallel bars, standard parallel bars, exercise bikes, weights, exercise balls, etc. A Chattanooga machine will be available for e-stim, neurostimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and patterned electrical neuromuscular stimulation (PENS).

Muscle strength training programs for geriatrics help patients (55 years-old and over) to improve their strength and balance for a safer and more positive at-home lifestyle. Meridian Manor also offers therapeutic programs such as dementia management strategy and techniques, and both inpatient and outpatient speech therapy services.

About Meridian Manor
Meridian Manor, founded in 1966, is a nursing home with 94 beds based at 1132 Meriden Road in Waterbury, CT. Meridian Manor is conveniently located minutes from 1-84 and is directly on the local bus line.  Meridian Manor accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.

Meridian Manor provides care for the following conditions: any joint replacement (such as hips and knees), surgery recovery (including back and shoulder), deconditioning related to hospitalization, congestive heart failure, strokes, neuro complications, pneumonia, fractures, amputations, complications from diabetic care, wound care, orthotics and end of life hospice care (with a special area for families.) Meridian Manor has an in-house, highly-trained professional staff of RNs, LPNs, CNAs, PTs, OTs, a certified speech therapist and a social worker (BSW) to assist with discharge needs, placements, filling out forms, etc.

For more information, please visit MeridianManorHC.com.

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